Gulu municipality council votes to refer Lacor road works to 2010

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Controversy surrounding the decision to tarmac the two-kilometer road stretch between Gulu town and Lacor hospital heightened today when the municipal councilors disagreed over their next course of action. The Gulu municipality speaker Kelly Komakech convened an emergency meeting today afternoon to debate on whether to carry on with the 400 million shillings road works or wait for the government offer to tarmac the road in 2010. The debate on the road works split the councilors with some supporting the municipality decision to continue with the road works as planned while another group said the project should be deferred. The Kirombe parish councilor Edward Kilara , while moving a motion for debate on the road works supported the council motion to execute the project saying they had planned for it in the last financial. However a large section of the council voted to have the money diverted to other projects and wait for the government offer to tarmac the road. The councilors said the 400 million shillings that had been earmarked for the road to Lacor hospital be used to tarmac Lagony and Sir Baker roads. The Gulu Municipality Mayor Christopher Acire had asked the meeting be deferred until the municipality receives all the necessary documents from central government detailing the planned road works. Last week, anti riot police dispersed a rally that had been convened by the Mayor Christopher Acire to consult the residents on whether or not to proceed with the road works.

 

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