Story By Steven Ariong
MOROTO:On 09th this month we published a story where we exposed life threatening cracks that had started developing on the newly constructed Moroto- Soroti high way which was constructed by a Chinese farm. (READ STORY HERE)
As we publish this article now, a yet to be known Chinese contractor together with the Uganda National Roads Authority have deployed their workers to repair many widening cracks on this newly constructed Moroto- Soroti highway, some thing that had created panic among motorists.
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The road which was constructed by two Chinese contractors namely China communications construction company and China Railway Number three has not even lasted four years and not yet officially commissioned by the president but it had developed serious cracks.
The Shs300billion road had developed major cracks around Lorengecora trading centre and around Iriir trading center in Napak district. Other spots that had started creating panic were in Nakicument and the areas of Morulinga in Kangole which had caused worries among the motorist operating on Moroto-Soroti road of accidents.
Since Friday last week, the workers have been seen closing some parts of the roads and repairing the cracked sections of the road.
Moses Lokut a resident of Iriiri sub county in Napak district said the investigation into the quality of the road should done adding that they suspect poor workmanship.
“We have all remain in disbelief about this road because not even three years the road is rotting away, we need an independent team to carry investigations into these roads,”Lokut advised.
Mathew Lokwang another resident said the current road by the next three years from now would completely damaged.
“The way these Chinese did this road for sure was not good I know we are not learnt but they didn’t do much on it,”- said Lokwang
Efforts to get a comment from Mr. Allan Sempebwa, the Uganda National Roads Authority’s media relations manager failed as he could not pick our our repeated calls.
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