Agago gets Shs500m for security roads

Agago gets Shs500m for security roads
A bridge in Agago | Courtesy

Following the insecurity caused by suspected cattle raiders from neighbouring Karamoja, the government has given Shs500 million to Agago district local government for the construction of security roads.

This follows revelations by the LC5 chairperson, Leonard Opiyo Ojok, that between 50 to 60 livestock are stolen every day in Agago with the owners sometimes left severely injured.

“The 67-km road stretch from Adilang through Lira Kato, Lapono, Paimol, Omiya-Pacwa to Orom in Kitgum district will minimise the chances of the Karamojongs getting away with their loot once the road is made,” says Ojok.

This comes after a long wait and plea by the residents to their area woman member of parliament Beatrice Akello Akori, who has been lobbying for the project.

Agago Resident District Commissioner, Nok Nabinson Kidega, has called for unity as the government strengthens the security of people in these communities.

"What the President wants in this country is for that person in the village to grow economically, let us develop,” Kidega said.

Residents of Agago also requested for the construction of more UPDF detaches in the district in order to help to curb insecurity and ease response to emergencies.

This comes after there has been multiple cases of intrusion by suspected Karamojong into Agago who walk away with looted property including cattle from the Agago residents.

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