Amama Pledges To Prioritize Upgrade Of Apac-Lira Road

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Independent presidential candidate, John Patrick Amama Mbabazi says he has noted with great concern the appalling state of roads across Lango sub-region.

The independent presidential candidate, John Patrick Amama Mbabazi has pledged to prioritize the tarmacking of Masindi Port-Apac-Lira road.

Mbabazi was on Tuesday evening addressing his supporters at Apac Boma Grounds in Apac district. He says he will ensure the 144km road is tarmacked within the first financial year of his government.

The independent presidential candidate spoke to his supporters for only seven minutes because he came late for the rally.

Kalifani Chemutai, the police officer in charge Apac Central Police station says they could not allow Mbabazi to address his supporters past 6pm.

The road stretching from Masindi Port through Akokoro sub-county has remained a great political obstacle to the ruling National Resistance Movement government. President Yoweri Museveni recently assured the people of Lango about the government commitment to ensure the road is tarmacked using money from the African Development Bank.

Yosam Odur, the Lango Paramount Chief is among key people of Lango who have often asked the government to consider upgrading the road. 

In 2012, the Lango Cultural Institution submitted to president Museveni a resolution detailing Lango Agenda demanding government to upgrade the road.


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Ronald Odongo
Ronald Odongo is the URN Bureau Chief Lira, Northern Uganda.A multimedia Journalist, Media trainer and investigative enthusiast. Lira,Apac,Dokolo,Oyam, Kwania, Otuke, Amolatar,and Alebtong districts fall under his docket. Odongo has been a URN staff member since 2012 though he had been a contributor since 2006.

Odongo started out as a bicycle reporter for Radio Unity in 2004. He was Radio Rhino FM's senior reporter, Luo news anchor and station producer between 2006 and 2011. Odongo started out as a freelance writer for Uganda Radio Network in 2006.

Odongo is particularly interested in reporting on community health, and education concerns. Good governance and human rights beats are dear to Odongo as a former Lord’s Resistance Army rebels captive 1996-1998.