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Shoddy Road Works Angers Amudat Residents

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.
16 Nov 2021 15:18
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", he said.

John Songok an opinion leader in Amudat faulted the district for tolerating such contractors.

"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).