June 18, 2024

Lira City mayor decries low allocation of funds for roads in Lira City

By Denish ongora (denish.ongora@vol.co.ug)


Lira City mayor has decried low allocation of funds by the government for roads in Lira City.

Speaking at the people’s parliament organized by the office of the prime minister under the Sustainable Development Goals at the Mayor’s Garden, Sam Atul said government recently got 2 trillion shillings loan to support road works in Kampala but the new cities were not catered for.

Atul said Lira city contributes a lot of revenue to the government but very little funding is re-reimbursed to support its development.

Mayor Atul also called for support from leaders in Lango to remove Street kids from Lira city.

Town Clerk of Lira city Tibihika Theophilus said from 1/07/2023 they will transfer the mandate of collecting garbage to private companies at a small fee to be contributed by the city dwellers.

Oyam district chairman, Benson Dila Oyuku decried poor quality seeds that locals have been planting which yield poorly and has affected poverty alleviation among them.

Paskal Byarugaba from office of the prime minister challenged the populace to demand for developments form their leaders.

Ruth Abwot from Facilitation for Peace and Development -FAPAD who represented civil society organizations decried threats from the public towards NGO’s and duplication of work which is affecting their operations.

Locals who attended the people’s parliament cited challenges of poor roads, returning of un-utilized funds to the central treasury and PDM implementation.