Alebtong District Launches Construction of Tarmac Road

Alebtong is one of the districts in northern Uganda with poor road infrastructure.

Mr Adiama Robert Ekaju (RDC), Mr Stephen Odongo (Deputy RDC), Dickens Odongo (LC V), Simon Bimbona (CAO) and the District Engineer at the ground breaking ceremony at Alebtong recently.

In a bid to improve the road infrastructure, the administration of Alebtong district has started the construction works of the 800 metres low-cost ceiling tarmac road.

Mr Adiama Robert Ekaju, the Resident District Commissioner (RDC) said while officiating over the launch of the construction works that this project is part of the economic transformational infrastructure and strategic thought for Alebtong district.

Mr Adiama also continued to thank the government and the President of Uganda putting forward the aspects of social-economic transformation.

In addition, Mr Odongo Stephen the Deputy RDC, who was also present at the launch emphasised the crucial contrition roads make to the economic growth and development in line with its social benefits.

“The government recognises that an efficient road network is crucial for the success of its social and economic initiatives,” said Mr Odongo.

Both the RDC and Deputy RDC cautioned the contractors (Dynasty Construction limited) to do quality work for the good of the community and district at large.

Dynasty Constructions Limited – the contractors promised duality work emphasising their expertise in local celling and promised to deliver the project in accordance with the laid down specifications

Simon Bimbona, the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) reaffirmed and assured quality work from the contractor.

Since its formation as a district in 2010, Alebtong is one of the districts in the Northern region of Uganda which has been characterized by poor road infrastructure and it normally suffers from diverse effects of flooding and erosion during rainy seasons.

Dickens Odongo, the district Chairperson thanked the government for releasing funds to improve the road infrastructure in the district.

“I want to thank the government for sending funds to facilitate the construction of this road,” said the Chairperson.

The report was compiled by Karen Shirley Ikwap

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Noah Omuya

Noah Omuya is the founder and CEO of Aica Media and a two time winner of the Media Challenge Awards (The best feature story writer- 2018 and the best Climate Change Photography Award- 2019). He has a bachelors degree in Mass Communication from Kampala International University. He is also an alumni for; British Council Future News Worldwide Fellowship- 2020, Climate Tracker Energy Reporting Fellowship- 2020, InfoNile- Code for Africa Data Journalism Fellowship- 2020, the Media Challenge Fellowship, 2019 and British Council East Africa and Africa Writers Trust Master Class in Creative Writing- 2019. Omuya has specialized training in writing, strategic and multimedia communication, mainstream and online journalism, broadcast media and youth participatory radio, content development, and public relations. He is very much interested in sustainable development communication.

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