REPAIRING of the Gulu-Lacor road will continue through out to 2010, according to authorities.
REPAIRING of the Gulu-Lacor road will continue, Gulu municipality mayor Christopher Acire has said.
The Uganda National Roads Authority had urged the municipality to start the repairs in 2010.
â€œIn the last two years we have been struggling to raise money to start work on the Lacor road. This time, nothing will stop us from continuing with the work from Christ Church in town to Custom Corner, and later look for some more funds to finish up to Lacor.
â€œThe Government has been singing about working on the road since 1996 but up to now no work has started on the road. So, how sure are we that the work will begin in 2010 as they are saying,â€ Acire said on Monday.
The mayorâ€™s remark came after reading a letter written by town clerk Mackay Opolot Odele, who is on leave, to the acting town Clerk, Vincent Opiyo.
Odele asked Opio to convene a meeting so that the council gets an alternative road to tarmac instead of Lacor road.
The letter came after a meeting between the municipal technocrats and the UNRA officials in Gulu recently.
â€œIt is not that we are stopping them from continuing with their plan.
â€œItâ€™s because when a programme is on to tarmac a trunk road that passes through an urban authority, a link road of up to 5km into the urban centre from the trunk road is always tarmacked,â€ UNRA station engineer for Gulu, John Bigabwa, said.
Acire said the council had raised sh400m to start the work.
Mayor insists on Gulu road repairs