After convening a meeting to express their concern over the unfilled promise for a community access road from Ongino to Omatenga in Kumi district, none of the members who participated expected their meeting to yield immediate fruits.
The locals here who mostly earn their living as fishermen on Lake Bisina had complained since 2011, for an access road to the shores but it had never been fulfilled despite several assurances, the only access to the shores was a narrow footpath only usable during dry spell and only through difficulty in this the rainy spells.
However, to their surprise after meeting with RDC Kumi and other district officials on 17 July 2015, through the arrangement of Teso Anticorruption Coalition, works started the next day on Ongino, Omatenga road.
The LC3 Ongino sub county who couldn’t hold back his excitement, when interviewed by TAC says the grading of the road comes with a lot of advantages as it serves school going children and also offers access for pregnant mothers to Ongino hospital.
The project being worked on by WAO Uganda Limited at USH 342,675,806, was to have been worked on using the CAAIP funding but due to political reasons, the funds have since 2011 been diverted to other roads.