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Floods cut-off Kiboga - Mubende road

By Vision Reporter

Added 19th November 2015 01:55 PM

Floods, due to to heavy rains have swept away a mini-bridge over Kitumbi river along the Mubende- Kiboga road, cutting off motor traffic between the two districts.

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Floods, due to to heavy rains have swept away a mini-bridge over Kitumbi river along the Mubende- Kiboga road, cutting off motor traffic between the two districts.

By Luke Kagiri

Floods, due to to heavy rains have swept away a mini-bridge over Kitumbi river along the Mubende- Kiboga road, cutting off motor traffic between the two districts.

The road affected connects two districts through Kitumbi and Bukuya sub counties in Mubende district.

The heavy rains started on Tuesday evening and continued throughout the night causing floods along river Kitumbi.

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Makokoto sub county communities in Mubende district are the most affected becauses they get most of the services from Bukuya and Kassanda town. 

Makokoto Sub County has only one health center II, no secondary school and a few primary government aided schools.

Most of the patients either go to Bukuya Health center III or Kassanda health center IV and secondary school students trek a distance of over 15 kilometers to Bukuya.

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Business was also affected because the biggest percentage of the people in the sub county of Bukuya, Kitumbi and Makokoto are farmers and traders dealing in agriculture produce, which they sell to the town of Mityana, Kiboga, Kampala and Mubende.

“Most of our children cannot go to school and traders and farmers can no longer transport their commodities. We request the government to immediately repair the road,” Moses Bagala, the Makokoto Sub county speaker said.

Kitumbi River that burst its banks is located along the Myanzi - Kiboga road, which is under the Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA).

The over 70 km road stretches from Myanzi trading center on Mubende highway, through Kassanda town, Bukuya town up to Kiboga.
Jane Nakibuuka, the woman Councilor representing Bukuya and Makokoto sub counties said the road was last repaired about three years ago.

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“We always appeal to UNRA to work on the road and engineers are always here, but no work is done. This time, it needs a very big and strong bridge,” Nakibuuka said.

Francis Kibuuka Amooti, the Mubende LC 5 chairperson said they have always been in touch with UNRA.

“We were informed that the team would  start with relief system, where they planned  to prioritise  areas in dire need  especially those that need culverts,” Kibuuka said.
 

Floods cut-off Kiboga - Mubende road

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