MASINDI: BROKEN BRIDGE HINDERS SERVICE DELIVERY
By Innocent Atuganyira
Residents of Pakanyi Sub County in Buruli County Masindi district, are asking for government intervention to fix the Tantara Bridge that got broken about three years ago.
The bridge is along Ibaralibi – Alimugonza road, which is about 20kms from Masindi town.
Bogere Atugonza, a resident of Alimugonza village said their main challenge is transportation of their agricultural produce.
‘’Vehicles can’t cross to the other side of the bridge and this has forced us to employ casual labourers to carry heavy goods for us,” Atugonza said.
Frank Asiimwe, the LC3 Chairperson for Pakanyi said it is majorly business people who are being affected hence calling on government to speed up timely intervention.
Cosmas Byaruhanga, the Masindi District LCV Chairperson told our reporter that the funds for the reconstruction of the bridge have been secured and hopes that works will begin before end of September, 2022.
Byaruhanga said works were expected to begin last month but were pushed ahead because the Minister for Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries Hon. Frank Tumwebaze, who was supposed to commission the works, had travelled out of the country.