By Benjamin Epeduno
Uganda Road Fund has approved a request from Katakwi District leadership of Shs915,640,000 for emergency funds.
In a report, the reference was made to the letter Ref; CR/214/39 ,dated 16th of September 2022 regarding the above amount, but Uganda Road Fund released funds worth thirty million shillings only (30,000,000/=) to handle emergency works on Ngariam-Olupei-Omodo/Otur Swamp (in Ngariam Sub-County), estimated to be 14 Kilometers (14KMs) long.
The Chief Administrative officer Katakwi (CAO), Mr. Olila Patrick is advised to prioritise the works to be executed within the available resources as per the submitted bills of quantities (B.O.QS).
According to the Executive Director/Secretary to the Board for Uganda Road Fund. Dr. Eng. Andrew Naimanye, the directive in a letter dated 17th of November this Year (2022) is straight to Katakwi to immediately commence with the implementation of the emergency works.
The CAO is also required to submit separate physical and financial accountabilities for the above funds disbursed to his district that will be received at the secretariat by 15th of January 2023.
“Copies were given to the chairperson Uganda Road Fund, the Area Member of Parliament for Ngariam County, RDC and LC5 for Katakwi District so that they go through and be informed on the ongoing process,”. Dr. Eng. Andrew Naimanye stated to our reporter.
” I want to congratulate the Hon. Min. Peter Ogwang for having a speedy follow-up of this issue right from the start, he has been giving us pressure following the state of the road that makes the community complain but it’s now okay,” Naimanye added.
Hon. Peter Ogwang the Minister of State for education and sports (SPORTS) and the Ngariam County MP while in an interview with this website said that, a leader must be cherished by the public, basing on his or her soft lobbying capacity or ability.
” I am among the key football players selected with other Legislators to represent Uganda in South Sudan for the East African Parliamentary games hosted by South Sudan and we have left today 24th November 2022 ,Thursday, it will take a week. After that, I’m coming to continue with work in my Constituency,” Hon. Ogwang added.
Moses Iteit, the LC3 for Ngariam Sub County said that, the road will now help the communities to access other areas that were cut off due to heavy rains.