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Sorry State of Major Bridge Irks Kicwamba Residents

Julius Birungi, the LC I Chairperson of Butulya village, says when the situation worsened prompting pupils to stop going to school, he used his personal money to buy logs that were used to construct a temporary bridge.
That damaged bridge. Residents have used tree logs for the meantimes as they wait for the district leaders to help and repair it.

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 The sorry state of a major bridge along Kihondo-Ruboona feeder road in Kicwamba Sub-county in Kabarole district has raised concern among residents.

The bridge, which crosses river Nyamihirwa is found in Butulya village in Kihondo parish in Kicwamba Sub-county, was washed away by heavy rains six months ago.

The floods also washed away two children who were fetching water from the river under the bridge. Kihondo-Ruboona feeder road is used by people from Karangura sub-county, patients moving to Kazingo Health center III and residents of Karago Town Council.

Adolf Byabasakuzi, a resident of Butulya explains that since the bridge was washed away, they have been constructing temporary bridges that don't last long. He says his crops get destroyed by running water that cannot pass under the bridge because of its current state.

Byabasakuzi explains that as farmers, they use the road to transport produce to Kihondo market, saying some of the farmers have stopped going to the market for fear of their lives.

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Julius Birungi, the LC I Chairperson of Butulya village, says when the situation worsened prompting pupils to stop going to school, he used his personal money to buy logs that were used to construct a temporary bridge.

He says their pleas to the district to fix the bridge haven't yielded results.

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Peluce Kabasiita also a resident of the area, says during the rainy season the river fills up and floods make it impossible for them to cross the road.

The Kabarole LC V chairman, Richard Rwabuhinga, says he is aware of the state of the bridge, saying he had already contacted Uganda Road Fund for financial support to fix the bridge.