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Greater Nebbi Districts: Museveni petitioned over the sorry state of roads

(Last Updated On: 15 September 2022)

In his letter, Wathum attached pictures that define the road condition referred to, all leading to the Democratic Republic of Congo. 


By Milton Emmy Akwam

Zombo – Sept. 14, 2022: The state of roads in some districts in Uganda is appalling. These roads have claimed the lives of people and properties worth millions of shillings to say the least have been destroyed when a road crash occurs.

Early this year, the bad state of the Lira-Kamdini road ignited protests which led to the abrupt visit by President Yoweri Museveni who promised the people of Lango that the NRM government would take over the road reconstruction from the World Bank.

However, to date, no serious works have commenced except the periodic maintenance by Motoengil company.

From Lango to West Nile, the attention of the President has again been drawn on the state of roads. 

In a letter dated September 13, 2022, Emilio Odongo Wathum, the President of Forum for Development of Greater Nebbi wrote:

“Your Excellency, allow me to draw your attention to the above-referenced subject through this brief correspondence as a local leader with the following status..”

1. The Custom points of Goli, Padea and Vurra are all in the Districts of Greater Nebbi. 

2. These border points immensely contribute to the Revenue base of this Country. This record is very clear to Uganda Revenue Authority. 

3. These border points remain the ONLY official border points in Uganda since Independence is not connected to the National Trunk Road Network as Bituminized. 

4. The conditions of these roads over the years have increased the Poverty status of these citizens in Greater Nebbi. 

He said the Woman MP for Zombo who also doubles as a Parliamentary Commissioner (Hon. Afoyochan Esther) recently wrote to the Minister of Works & Transport.

 “In the interest of promoting the economic development of the Greater Nebbi Subregion, we wish to request for the following interventions from you as the Fountain of Honor to resolve this dilemma for the FY2023/24.”

a) Authorize the 11th Parliament to approve available Development Loan facilities to Finance these Key roads in Greater Nebbi, or

b) Allow us the Citizens of Greater Nebbi to construct these roads on a Public Private Partnership (PPP) as enshrined in the PPP Act of 2015 which you assented to duly.

In his letter, Wathum attached pictures that define the road condition referred to, all leading to the Democratic Republic of Congo. 

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