By Ambrose Kweronda
Rukungiri district Chief Administrative Officer CAO Elias Byamungu has appealed to the district council to seek an emergency budget from the central government for replacing Kanyamugoro Bridge and Kiborogota Bridges.
The two bridges both in Nyakishenyi Sub County Rukungiri district that were destroyed by floods.
Kanyamugoro Bridge connects Marashaniro Cell and Butare cell in Nyarugando Parish whereas Kiborogota Bridge is found in Burambira Parish.
A concerned resident Marius Bataringaya, revealed that Kanyamugoro Bridge was washed away by rain water in September 2021; residents engaged their Chairperson LC3 Twinomujuni Wednesday and area councilors to establish a temporary bridge made up of timber which they describe as risky.
Byamungu revealed that he received concern from the Area MP Namanya Naboth and conducted an assessment tour together with district secretary for finance Susan Abinsinguza and resolved to advocate for urgent intervention.
He further commended farmers in Nyakishenyi Sub County for being environmentally aware as he observed space reserved on the banks of water bodies and species of trees that consume less water.
The Area Member of Parliament Hon Naboth Namanya revealed that he forwarded the issue of the destroyed bridges to Uganda Road fund and was told to wait for the next Quarter’s release of funds
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