Sorry State of Community Roads Irks Soroti Residents

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Cuthbert Oula, the Roads Inspector Soroti District has called for calm, saying they are already embarking on the rehabilitation and upgrade of various community roads.

The poor state of community roads in Soroti district has irked residents. The most affected community roads are found in Katine, Gweri, Tubur and Arapai sub counties.
 

Harriet Acen, a resident of Tubur Sub County wonders why the community roads in the district are in bad shape yet government remits maintenance funds each quarter.



 
She cites Anyolo road, which connects to Soroti-Lira high way through Tubur Sub County headquarters up to Amuria district as one of the worst.
 

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Michael Olugu, a resident of Asuret Sub County also lists a road stretching from old Soroti-Mbale highway to Ocaapa market and Asuret to Gweri Sub County road as some of those in bad shape.  



He says the poor state of the roads disrupts traffic and affects business.



 
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Michael Akol Okole, the Asuret Sub County LC V councilor blames the poor state of the road on shoddy work. He says most of the roads break down in a very short time because of poor workmanship.

  
Cuthbert Oula, the Roads Inspector Soroti District has called for calm, saying they are already embarking on the rehabilitation and upgrade of various community roads.
 
 
According to Oula, the district receives Shillings 66 million from Uganda Roads Fund each quarter for routine maintenance. Recently, Dr. Eng. Michael Moses Odongo Okune, the Executive Director Uganda Roads Fund listed Soroti as one of the districts that don't utilize the road maintenance funds properly.  He vowed to black list the districts implicated for abuse of road funds.

 

 

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Ronald Odongo
Ronald Odongo is the URN Bureau Chief Lira, Northern Uganda.A multimedia Journalist, Media trainer and investigative enthusiast. Lira,Apac,Dokolo,Oyam, Kwania, Otuke, Amolatar,and Alebtong districts fall under his docket. Odongo has been a URN staff member since 2012 though he had been a contributor since 2006.

Odongo started out as a bicycle reporter for Radio Unity in 2004. He was Radio Rhino FM's senior reporter, Luo news anchor and station producer between 2006 and 2011. Odongo started out as a freelance writer for Uganda Radio Network in 2006.

Odongo is particularly interested in reporting on community health, and education concerns. Good governance and human rights beats are dear to Odongo as a former Lord’s Resistance Army rebels captive 1996-1998.