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Residents worried about tarmacked road

By Vision Reporter

Added 10th August 2010 03:00 AM

Previously, they complained about the poor road condition. Now that the road is being constructed, they are saying it will be very dangerous once complete.

Previously, they complained about the poor road condition. Now that the road is being constructed, they are saying it will be very dangerous once complete.

By Simon Naulele

Previously, they complained about the poor road condition. Now that the road is being constructed, they are saying it will be very dangerous once complete.

Residents of Kengere Ward in Soroti town are worried that tarmacking 1km of Obwangor Road (between Soroti SS and Ajip Market) will lead to more accidents. “We risk losing our children to speeding motorists,” said Adija Achom, a resident.

Achom said the road had only been graded, but bodaboda cyclists ride at a terrific speed without minding about other road users.

“I was against the tarmacking of the road due to its busy state,” Achom said.

She said the road is surrounded by bars, markets and schools such as Little Flowers Nursery School, Kingstone College and Moruapesur Primary School.

John Emulu, another resident, said although tarmacking the road would bring about development in the area, it may also lead to insecurity.

“Thugs may take advantage of the good road to commit crime and speed off before being arrested,” he said.

The LC3 chairperson for Teso Inn cell, Justine Eligu, said they had raised the matter with the municipal authorities who promised to erect humps on the road.

“At first, the engineers said they had not budgeted for the humps, but later agreed to construct them after listening to people’s complaints,” Eligu said.

The sh449m project is being undertaken by Femista Construction Company.

Residents worried about tarmacked road

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