UgandaWork on a major road begins in Zombo By Mike Rwothomio
July 16th, 2023 Zombo District Local Government Has Kickstarted Work On 8kms Of RoadÂ Stretch Connecting Zeu And Alangi Sub-Counties. #WhisperEyeNews #UgandaNews
The Road Which Is Always Dusty During The Dry Season And Impassable During The Rainy Season,Â For LongÂ Has Been Attracting Choruses Of Scathing Criticism From Locals Due Its Sorry State.
Zombo district local government has kickstarted work on 8kms of roadÂ Stretch connecting Zeu and Alangi sub-counties. #WhisperEyeNews #UgandaNews
The road which is always dusty during the dry season and impassable during the rainy season,Â For longÂ has been attracting choruses of scathing criticism from locals due its sorry state.
Work on Zeu_ Lor _Ngele-Alangi road also includes timber decking of three bridges onÂ Oraa river, Athuda 1 and 2.Â The project cost isÂ Â 94 Million Ugandan shillings.
The LCV chairperson of Zombo District James Oruna Oyullu saidÂ "The district plan to work on the road to ease access to major markets in Zeu and Alangi"Â Before assuring locals that there is a plan to have other major roads in the neighbouring areas fixed to ease movements.
He further stressed that what is slowing down work progress on major roads in the district is insufficient funds.
The LCV chairperson of Zombo district James Oruna Oyullu said they have embarked on work on the road to ease access to major markets in the area.
The LC3 chairperson of Alangi Sub_County Jackson Meuva has commended The district Leadership for the milestoneÂ
He also appealed for the upgrade of a 24 km stretch that connects the sub_county to other neighbouring Sub_Counties.
The road upgrade has spark excitement amongst locals.
Parmu Christine, A resident of Ndara Parish Alangi Sub-County expresses happiness saying " We used to face difficulties in movement with our merchandise, I think this place is one of the most disconnected places",
Alex Okethwengu, The catechist of Abilomu zone in Ndara Parish explained that " This road was really deplorable,its posing a great challenge to our church members here. One day, I spoke several times toÂ the LC3 Chairperson Alangi and Zeu about this road, we are so excited about the upgrade of this road".
The road that is being upgradedÂ under class 2 statusÂ will take 5.4 metres wide and alignment had been done to avoid excess damage to Properties according to the district engineer Isaac Ngagenu.
Ngagenu also appealed to the locals to cooperate with workers undertaking work at the site Incase of any damage.
Zombo district has a total of 440 kilometres of roads out of which District roads take the lion's share of 288 km.
Work on the deplorable state of the road starts in Zombo.PHOTO/MIKE RWOTHOMIO
Roads already upgradedÂ
In the last financial year, the Zombo district local government was able to upgrade Zale_Ayaka_ Chonguba Road, Atyenda-Chongambe Pakadha Road, Ther-AguÂ Asina-AbejuÂ
The LC3 chairperson of Alangi Sub_County Jackson Meuva has commended the District leadership and he also appealed for extension of work on other road Stretch in the area.
Meanwhile, work is ongoing on Anyadha - Padea road and work on Jupumwochu- Omyer road is kick-starting According to the district LC 5 chairperson James Oruna Oyullu.
Many district Leadership across the country are still expecting 146Â billion Promise worth of road funds to 146 districts in Uganda byÂ President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni.