Over 200 passengers stranded on impassable Moyo-Adjumani road

At least 200 passengers were on Wednesday stranded for four hours after three buses travelling to Kampala got stuck on the Moyo-Adjumani road.
Some of the passengers the Daily Monitor spoke to called upon the government to tarmac the road, which they said becomes impassable during the rainy season.

They particularly singled out a 100 metre stretch of the road at Minya Village in Metu Sub-county.
Mr Anthony Iwaga, a teacher at Laropi Secondary School, said it was the second time he was left stranded on the same road within a week.

He said last week passengers were forced to walk for close to three kilometres because the bus they were travelling in got stuck on the same spot.
“The poor state of the road has affected service delivery. In some parts of the district, many people report late to their work stations due to impassable roads. The teachers reach school late and waste a lot of time and energy pushing stuck vehicles,” Mr Iwaga said.

Ms Margret Dribareo, a resident of Minya Village, said vehicles had resorted to passing through her cassava garden due to the bad road.
“I urge the government to consider tarmacking the busy road which also links our people, especially food produce sellers in the area to the neighbouring South Sudan,” she said.

Attempts to get comments from Mr Umar Katongole, the Uganda National Roads Authority station engineer for Moyo branch, proved futile as he did to answer repeated telephone calls.


SOURCE: Daily Monitor

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