During the 2010 and 2015 presidential campaigns, President Museveni promised to tarmac the 119-kilometer road to ease the transportation of goods to the market but to date, it has remained in a bad state.
President Yoweri Museveni addressing the gathering during the 12th coronation anniversary of King Rwoth Phillip Rauni Olarker III on Friday
Zombo, Nebbi, and Pakwach districts in the West Nile region have asked President
Yoweri Museveni to fulfill the pledge he made more than 10 years ago of
tarmacking Nebbi-Goli-Paidha-Warr-Vurra road.
During the 2010 and 2015 presidential campaigns, President Museveni promised to
tarmac the 119-kilometer road to ease the transportation of goods to the market but
to date, it has remained in a bad state.
The leaders raised the concern on Friday during the 12th Coronation Anniversary
of Alur King, Rwoth Phillip Rauni Olarker III at Atyak Seed Secondary School
playground in Zombo District.
James Oruna, the Zombo LCV Chairperson says that the road is impassable especially
when it rains.
noted that tarmacking of the road will bring about development and economic
benefits for the people and the districts.
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Agnes Acibu, the Nebbi District Woman Member of Parliament says the tarmacking
of the Nebbi-Goli-Paidha-Warr-Vurra road has been long overdue. She says they
have been pushing for the roads to be included in the National Budget but in
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Biyika, the Ora County Member of Parliament said that much as the President has
been championing income for households in the area, it
cannot be realized since they lack access to the markets due to poor road network.
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Currently, the Nebbi-Goli-Paidha-Warr-Vurra road is filled with potholes. Over
the past years, many people have died in accidents on the road, especially at
Jukia hill, while a lot of merchandise has been lost by traders due to the
impassable nature of the road.
Museveni assured the leaders of his commitment to fulfilling the pledge to tarmac
the road. He also said that the government will also work on the Laropi-Moyo-Yumbe-Koboko
roads among others.
Museveni, the delay to tarmac the road was due to the numerous competing
priorities that the government is faced with.
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Nebbi-Goli-Paidha-Warr-Vurra road is the major business route between West Nile
Sub and the neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo –DRC.