Last year, Cube Root Limited was contracted to rehabilitate two community roads at 1.9 Billion Shillings. However, the road works are yet to be completed despite the district paying two installments to the contractor.
Residents of Amudat District have raised concerns about delays to
complete road works under the Development Initiative of Northern Uganda (DINU).
Last year, Cube Root Limited was contracted to rehabilitate two
community roads at 1.9 Billion Shillings. However, the road works are yet to be
completed despite the district paying two installments to the contractor. The
road includes the Lopedot - Nakipom 6.909km; Uingeresa - Achorichor 9.332km.
Paul Lomerilima, one of the anti-corruption monitors for Amudat
Sub County said the work which was supposed to have been completed last year in
September has exceeded the required time.
Mathew Logulale, another resident of Achoricori Village said the works
on the roads has affected the movement of the people in Achoricori.
He says that five mothers have delivered on the road just because
the road is too bad for them to connect to Amudat hospital especially drying
the rainy season it gets flooded since it does not have the water offshoots",
John Songok an opinion leader in Amudat faulted the district for tolerating
"I don't know what methods the district used to award
contracts to such lazy and unprofessional contractors, “he said.
Moses Ngati Moya, the contractor at Cuberoot refused to comment on
the matter when contacted.
"Write what you are seeing on the ground but I don't speak to
the media, “he said before hanging up his phone.
Waiswa Masokoyi the Chief Administrative Officer Amudat says that
they have terminated the contractor. He says that they have several times
warned the contractor against failing to meet the deadline of the project.
URN has learnt that many DINU projects which are funded by
European Union in the region have not registered success as of the previous other
EU funded projects such as the Northern Uganda Rehabilitation program (NUREP)
and Karamoja Live hood project (KALIP).