Road to Pibona Health Centre II in Gulu impassable

By Denis Ojara

Gulu – Accessing Pibona Health Centre II in Pibona sub-county in Gulu district is worrying the community. The worst affected area is Te-tugu village in Pibona parish – where the health facility sits.

TND News Uganda’s reporter too, found it difficult to reach the health centre. We talked to some locals and leaders who expressed their concerns.

This news website found community using logs to cover some of the portholes and mud to allow access.

Okello Mark who’s a businessman at Pibona parish – Pibona sub-county says the poor road have also affected trade.

He added that it not easy for vehicles and motorcycles to pass with goods for sale and for customers to go and buy from nearby shops.

Gladies Okot – the in charge of Pibona Health Center II says poor roads network is now a big challenge to the area locals more especially pregnancy mothers.

“Sometimes it is difficult to take them to the health center or hospital during labor pain. Others sometimes end up giving birth on their way to the health facility,” she added.

Richard Komakech who’s the Pibona sub-county LC3 chairperson told our reporter that the current poor road network has affected business in the sub-county.

“As a sub-county, we are aware and expectation is that maintenance works shall kickoff in the next two months,” the sub-county chairman, Komakech promised.

He urged his community must stay calm because as they work toward restoring the problem.

“For long we have been having technical problems in the department of Works and Technical Services in the sub-county. Being a new sub-county divided from Awach sub-county, we are now independent but grappling with poor road networks and financial problem as well,” Komakech narrated his problems further.

He however did not tell how much has been planned for maintenance works starting in two months time.

A driver uses his driving skill to avoid getting stacked in mud. Photo by Ojara Denis.

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