UNRA Yet To Compensate Over 300 Arua Residents

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Although the property of the affected people was valued, they have not yet received payment from UNRA. Joseph Eguma, a resident of Adroyi village in Ayelembe Vurra Sub County Arua district, says the Authority only stopped at collecting their details.

Much as Chongqing International Construction Company-CICO has completed the construction Vurra-Oraba road in Arua, more than 300 people affected by the road works are still demanding for compensation from Uganda National Roads Authority-UNRA.
 
Although the property of the affected people was valued, they have not yet received payment from UNRA. Joseph Eguma, a resident of Adroyi village in Ayelembe Vurra Sub County Arua district, says the Authority only stopped at collecting their details.
 
 
According to Eguma, the delayed payment of their compensation money has affected their development plans. He says a team from UNRA met the affected people at Arua social center hall last week and collected fresh details, didn't tell them when payment would be effected. Peter Dibele, the Arua Resident District Commissioner, says they sought an explanation from the UNRA official on the delayed compensation of the affected people, which promised to act as soon as possible.
 
According to Dibele, they will continue following up the matter to ensure all the affected residents are compensated to avoid problems between residents and government. Max Lee, the managing director CICO, says they work was to construct the road, what remains is between government and residents. Abakari Busoza, the acting Arua UNRA station manager, says they haven't received the full list of the affected residents.
 
 
 He has asked all people who were affected by the roads and haven't been compensated to come up so that their details can be crosschecked with the previous lists and be verified for payment. He however, says they collected the detailed of the affected people in Koboko, Maracha and Arua districts.