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Kasese Residents Build Temporary Bridge to Ease Distribution of Relief Supplies

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.
Locals have rose to construct a temporary bridge that connects Karambi and Kitholu sub counties

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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 relief items.

//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.

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Cue out...are of them.”//

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