Residents of Karambi and Kitholu sub-counties in Kasese District
have erected a temporary bridge to ease movement of people and transportation
of relief items across Isango Bridg.
The two sub-counties were hit by flash floods and mudslides that washed off major infrastructure and left eight people dead. The disaster also displaced more than 80 households, who are now camped at Kiraro Primary School.
After the bridge was swept away, residents could not access their
gardens across the river and distribution of relief items was also hindered. Boniface Thembo, a resident says that through community work, they decided to
put poles across the river so that residents can access their gardens and
businesses across the two sub-counties.
He says that residents from both sub-counties can now access
//Cue in; “Kino kyolaba tukola…
Cue out…ebyayo mpola mpola.”//
Thembo wants the government to intervene and construct a permanent
bridge to enable access to the area by vehicles.
//Cue in; “Ffe nga tulina…
Cue out...kusala omuga guno.”//
Derrick Mbusa, another resident from Kitholu says they could not
have waited for government intervention yet the bridge is the only connecting
point for the communities in the two sub-counties.
The Kasese RDC Joshua Masereka applauds the community for the
gesture adding that the district has received various teams from central
government who have already assessed the situation.