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UGX1.6 billion Road Construction To Resume In Amuru

Gilbert Olanya

The construction of a road which connects Bombay- Te- Okutu to Kampala Landing Site in Lakang Sub- County, Amuru District is finally set to resume following a presidential directive.

The 13.8 Km Road and bridge worth 1.6 billion shillings was in 2019 blocked by Uganda wildlife Authority-UWA over concerns that the district did not provide an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) report the work would case on East Madi Game Reserve in Adjumani District.

The road construction that was expected to be completed in six months is being undertaken by Davrich Construction Company under the Project for the Restoration of Livelihood in the Northern Region (PRELNOR).

Gilbert Olanya, the Kilak South Member of parliament said they met the president over the matter.

Anthony Oringa, the Local Council three chairperson Lakang sub county said blocking of the road construction cut off over 3,000 people in the areas of Kololo, Kampala landing site and Bobay from accessing markets and health care.

Thomas Obong, the Amuru District Chief Administrative officer said work will commence next week and is expected to be complete in three months.

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