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The Works department is headed by the District Engineer and is concerned with:
Road Maintenance, Construction of buildings like the Health and Education sectors, Maintenance of District Assets including Vehicles, Motorcycles. This office also handles water works in the District.
Vision: To have a motorable safe and efficient road network.
Mission: To improve the livelihoods of the people of Amuria through improved access to access to communities and safe water coverage.
Status of Road Network in Amuria: On average, 121 Kilometers of the road is motorable-meaning a vehicle can run through smoothly. The Road network covers: Amosi-Okoboi Road (22 Kms)
- Wera-Abarilela –Acowa Road(28Kms)
- Orungo-Anyara Road (6.5 Kms).
Major Achievements of the Works Department since District Inception:
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- More roads have been constructed to smoothen transportation of goods and services.
- The percentage of motorable roads has increased from 30% to 70% for the District roads.
- Classroom ratio was low as at 2005 currently, there is a considerable rise.
- Water Coverage: The water coverage has increased from 45% at district inspection to 60% as at 2011.
- Shallow wells have also been rehabilitated.
- Development Partners in the Works Department: Community Road Rehabilitation and food store construction by CONCERN Worldwide.
- Self Help Africa constructed maternity units.
- AFRI Care has also constructed food stores.
Understaffing in the Works Department. Out of a total of 19 staff members there are only 2 staff members in the Works and Technical Services. Amuria has no road construction equipment for handling minor road issues.
Council has moved in a step to lobby for the construction of the District Council chambers that will house most of the offices. Recruitment of staff to fill some key positions. Central Government to increase funding to cater for emergencies. Step to get Road Construction equipment by March.
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