Sibendere Bigogo Geoffery the kasese District chairperson says the construction of this bridge is a big relief to residents in both sub counties who have been facing enormous challenges-especially in terms of accessing their gardens and markets on both sides.
District local government has commissioned a suspended foot cable bridge on
The cable bridge connects Kitholu and Karambi Sub Counties. It
was built by Bridge to Prosperity; a US based non-governmental organization in
partnership with the government of Uganda under the cable footbridge programme
that aims at improving connectivity in hilly areas of the country.
Bigogo Geoffrey, Kasese District LC 5 Chairperson, says the construction of the
bridge is a big relief to residents in the tow sub-counties who have been
facing enormous challenges of accessing their gardens and markets on both
notes that the absence of a bridge had become a security threat to residents in
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the district allocated Shillings 280M in this financial year budget to kick
start the construction of a motorable bridge.
He also appealed to government to
expedite the repair of bridges that were affected by flooding to ease the
movement of goods and services.
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the Kyabayinzi village LC I Chairperson in Kitholu told URN on Monday that
business on both sides of bridge has been paralysed since May when floods
washed away the main bridge.
“I want to thank leaders for this work but we still request for a motorable
bridge to facilitate the movement of vehicles,” he said.
Singoma, one of the residents in the area notes that with the cable bridge,
they will be able to access markets, health centers and schools among other
calls upon the government to construct a modern bridge to enable the movement of
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Ramulah Masika, a resident of Kitholu Sub County says they have been incurring
huge costs on paying people to carry their goods across the river.
Kasese district was devastated by floods in
May this year after three major rivers of Nyamwamba in Kasese town, Mubuku in
Ibanda-Kyanya town council and River Nyamughasana in Kyalhumba sub-County burst
their banks and displaced over 39,000 people.