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Alebtong District Launches Sh1 Billion Road Improvement Projects

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Alebtong District Launches Sh1 Billion Road Improvement Projects
Alebtong District Launches Sh1 Billion Road Improvement Projects
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Alebtong district in northern Uganda has initiated road improvement projects worth sh1 billion to enhance connectivity and the transportation of agricultural produce. The projects encompass the maintenance, repair, and rehabilitation of major impassable roads in the region.

Government Chief Whip and Ajuri county MP, Denis Hamson Obua, unveiled these projects on Friday. The targeted roads span four subcounties: Adwir, Awei, Aloi, and Abia.

Tom Richard Opio, the Alebtong district superintendent of works overseeing roads and construction, explained that the scope of the works involves activities such as bush clearance, full grading, and spot graveling.

The official launch took place in Adwir sub-county. Denis Hamson Obua praised the Government for this initiative, emphasizing the urgent need for road improvement across districts, cities, and municipalities nationwide.

Obua also announced that in the current fiscal year (2023/2024), every district, city, and municipality will receive an additional sh1 billion to further enhance road connectivity and facilitate the transportation of goods to markets.

He stated, “The Government in Alebtong has already allocated sh250 million for the first quarter, and this funding will continue until it reaches sh1 billion by the end of the fiscal year.” Obua urged community members to monitor the road projects to ensure they are completed effectively and provide value for the allocated funds.

David Kennedy Odongo, the district chairperson, revealed that numerous roads in the district had become impassable. Under the new arrangement, these roads will be comprehensively repaired. Additionally, the Ministry of Works and Transport has pledged to address the Ayumu Bridge, which links Alebtong to the Teso sub-region.

Dorcas Acen, the district woman MP and chairperson of the district road committee, shared that in this financial year, they have identified 17 roads and one bridge for improvement. The district chief administrative officer, Robert Abinaitwe, expressed satisfaction with the allocation of funds, given the poor condition of the district’s roads.