division in Kasese Municipality has received a new bridge to ease the movement of residents three months after floods cut off the area. The bridge
constructed by Mpanga hydro Uganda limited in partnership with Nyamwamba
II-hydro Power Company was commissioned on Friday.
It will aid
movement between Kyanjuki-Katiri and Bulembia division. Jagath Navinda,
the Project Engineer, says the US$ 140,000 Bridge is projected to serve for
ten-years. He asked residents to guard the infrastructure that is put in place
by government and partners jealously so that they can serve them to foster
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The Bulembia division LC III Chairperson, Pius Kasoke, said the bridge will go
a long way in boosting development in the area. He noted that residents have
been unable to access markets for their farm produce. He, however, called upon the central government
to expedite the process of reconstructing broken bridges and roads in the area
to ease the movement of residents.
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Josephine Muhindo, the Head Teacher Kilembe Secondary School, said the bridge
will help their learners to access school easily.
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Sulait Muhindo, a resident says most business people had abandoned work because
they couldn’t access markets in neighbouring towns.
Many communities in Kasese
district are still experiencing challenges of accessing health facilities and
markets following the floods in May that swept away several Bridges. The
floods were triggered by heavy rains that forced Major River including
Nyamwamba, Mugasani and Mubuku to burst their banks.