MARACHA: The Speaker of the Parliament of Uganda, Rebecca Kadaga has pledged to write to the Ministry of Works over the bad state of Uganda – DR Congo border road in Maracha district.
Kadaga, who was in West Nile for the 32nd NRM Anniversary celebrations in Arua town, extended her days in the region by attending Maracha County MP, Denis Lee Oguzu’s victory party on Saturday.
But before the occasion, Kadaga drove to Uganda-DR Congo border along Maracha-Osidribiku-Koboko road only to be shocked by the current impassable state of the road.
As a result, Kadaga pledged to support the leaders of Maracha in lobbying the government to construct the border road so as to ease border trade for locals in the area.
Kadaga said she is going to immediately write to President Museveni and the Ministry of Works to ensure that the road is properly constructed by government.
“I’m going to help your MPs in pursuing the issue of that road and I’m saying this because I’m a very senior person in the government of Uganda and in the hierarchy of the Country and also in Parliament,” Kadaga told locals during the function at Kijomoro Primary School ground in Kijomoro Sub County.
The Speaker noted that Ugandans along the border are producing a huge quantity of food and that their effort to take the produce to the market is been frustrated by the poor state of roads.
“I’m being told that for our people to do business they have to enter through Congo before accessing the market where they sometimes face problems,” Kadaga said.
Kadaga also pledged to ensure that Immigration Officers are permanently deployed at Osidribiku border point so as to serve people well.
The Immigration Officers attached to Osidribiku post currently operate from Oraba post in Koboko district and it is said that they come once a week since they lack accommodation at their work station.
Meanwhile in his speech, oguzu expressed gratitude to the Speaker, whom he recommended for coming on ground to personally see the condition of the boarder roads.
Oguzu promised to work hand in hand with Kadaga in ensuring that the border road is worked upon.