June 18, 2024

Road users in Lira city decry narrowness of Olwol road

Olwol Road

By Voice of Lango Editorial (editor@vol.co.ug)


Numerous complaints have been raised by Lira city road users over the narrow width of Olwol road which is among those being tarmacked under USMID by Al- Nuiami Group and Abubaker Technical Services at a cost of Shs. 37 billion.

 A concerned citizen, Tom Otim Otile called upon business people along the road to protest against shoddy work on this road.

Otile says the road contractors intentionally narrowed the road by some meters to save on construction costs.

Lira city female workers councilor, Sarah Awor Angweri said she petitioned Lira city town clerk over complaints arising from construction of Olwol road which is already too narrow but she didn’t get a response.

The president Lira city development forum Chris Ongom asked Lira city authorities to immediately take swift action to hold the contractors accountable.

Lira city acting engineer Freddie Owiny disputed the claims that Olwol road is narrow. He said the road is being constructed according to its design and that it is large enough only that motorists park unnecessarily on the road which makes it look narrow.