Wilson Agaba, a concerned resident says that the collapse of the bridge paralyzed has left them in miserable life with no motor vehicle accessing their area. Agaba says that energetic men had turned the bridge into a source of income by charging between shillings 2000-5000 per person to helping them to cross.
The Jinja Zone UPDF spokesperson, George Musinguzi says that they are conducting both day and night search for the body of their colleague. The main search area is around the Owen falls dam which has been cordoned off and restricted from fishermen, tourists, and other water users.
Annet Nabaggala, the Kyotera District Engineer, Rakai is meant to complete the bridge and officially hand it over to Kyotera. She however, says the construction work stalled mysteriously paralyzing transport in the area.