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Anxiety as rains damage roads in Amac town council

(Last Updated On: 18 April 2024)

Lira | Local leaders in Amac town council, Erute South, Lira district, have expressed concern about the poor state of the roads.

According to Nelson Otiti, chairman of the Uganda People Congress in Amac town council, heavy rains have recently destroyed the road, impeding the movement of learners and businesses.

“For instance, from Amac Complex secondary school to Amac town council, the road is in a sorry state and this is affecting learners’ movement and the neighbouring business community,” Otiti added.

Otiti is now pleading with top leaders to come to their aid in order to prevent unforeseen disasters.

Local Council III chairperson Freddy Okwee Abadyang of Amac Town Council stated that they have written to the district chairperson’s office about the issue.

Sadly, he stated that there have been no responses yet.

“The leaders of Amac town council are very tired and frustrated with the government for requesting the same issue,” he stated.

Bonny Omara, Vice Chairperson of Lira district, confirmed receiving several letters about the poor condition of the roads.

The district has since received letters from the leaders of the Aromo, Ogur, Ayami, Bar, and Agali sub-counties, as well as the Amac town council and sub-county, he revealed.

According to Omara, they have a projected budget of over one billion to enhance road infrastructure within Lira district in the financial year 2024/2025.

The current rains, unreliable in some areas,  recently caused flooding in Dokolo district displacing dozens of families.

Some were forced to seek shelter in nearby schools and churches.

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