By Innocent Atuganyira
Residents in Masindi are worried over the increased number of uncovered manholes which put their lives at stake.
John Tumusiime a boda boda rider explains that the increased uncovered manholes in town are putting people’s lives in danger since they are along the road sides.
“I’m suspecting the scrap dealers to be behind this vice because other people can’t steal covers apart from the scrap dealers,” Tumusiime lamented.
Daphine Birungi another resident is concerned about the points at which most of these manholes are. They are mostly along Masindi hospital road, while another one is behind Aloevera guest house in town.
When our reporter approached Alokit Annrechael the area manager National Water and Sewage Corporation – NWSC, she apologized to the public for the inconvenience caused and revealed that they are planning to replace the covers.
The area manager also explained that they are working closely with other respective stakeholders including the area chairpersons, and the security to apprehend the culprits that are causing them losses.
Alokit has also appealed to the public to report the suspects to either the National Water and Sewage Corporation or police.
ASP Joshua Kananura the Masindi District Police Commander declined to comment on the matter, and referred our reporter to ASP Julius Hakiza the Albertine Region Police Spokesperson.
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