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Transport Paralysed As River Sezibwa Floods

Residents and traders are finding hard time to cross through the villages of Busiiba and Nawanjuki to their intended destinations. This was after the river burst its banks due to the heavy rains on Thursday.
A bodaboda rider crossing through a flooded section at Nawanjuki Village.

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River Sezibwa has burst its banks paralyzing transport in Mukono district. 

Residents and traders are finding difficulties to cross through the villages of Busiiba and Nawanjuki to their intended destinations. This followed heavy rains on Thursday.

The most affected residents are those crossing using the route from Kayanja Lugazi to Sseeta-Nazigo and those crossing from Kayanja to Mbalala Walusubi to connect to the Kampala-Jinja highway.

Moses Musamba, a boda-boda cyclist says that the roads have always been under poor state and always worsen during rainy season. 

//Cue in: “Amazzi gano…

Cue out: …batukolere kukubo lyaffe”//

Ruth Namwooyo, a resident says they have raised the concern to leaders but nothing has been done. She is worried that residents could be rendered homeless and school children trapped when the new school term resumes on Monday.  

She also adds that flooding is likely to increase as rain continues. Namwooyo expresses fears of crossing to her garden in Kayanja for farming.

//Cue in “Batutemere emyala amazzi..

Cue out: …bagezaako newalema”// 

Paddy Ssengendo Kaweesa, the Busiiba LCI Chairperson wants the district and central government to intervene and construct a bridge. He explains that the culverts cannot hold water from the river  because of the high pressure. 

//Cue in: “Gatutte ebigoma nga…

Cue out: …ebyo bize bibaawo”//

The District Chairperson Andrew Ssenyonga blamed the flooding on the heavy rains and water from the nearby Ssezibwa falls.

 

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