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UNRA closes Bwindi Road following Culvert breakage along Kanyantorogo – Butogota Road

KANUNGU- Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) has announced that the main road from Kanyantorogo through Butogota leading to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park has been closed after the culverts along the road broke.

According to UNRA Communications Officer, the culverts gave in at and road collapsed making it for motorists to use it.

Kanyantorogo – Butogota – Bwindi road is one of the tourism roads which have been earmarked for tarmaking.

An Official from UNRA said that they have already received communication from Kanungu District Leaders about the broken culverts and UNRA has closed the road and advised the motorists to use another alternative road.

The Official told this Online Publication that all logistical necessary for restoration of the road has been moblised and works on site will start on Monday October 12th 2020 and appealed to the road users and the general public to remain calm as UNRA works on the road.

He attributed the breakage of the culverts to the ongoing heavy rains and said that it was a disaster like any other that could not be mitigated.


Patson Baraire Mushaija
Patson Baraire Mushaija
Patson Baraire Mushaija is a Seasoned Journalist. He has an experience of Field and Community reporting for over 20 years. He started his career at Daily Monitor in the 1990s and is known for breaking major stories that remain topical issues today like the Bwindi Massacre and Kibwetere Inferno. He also worked at New Vision before concentrating on Digital Media. He has worked as reporter and news editor for a number of Media Organisations. Baraire is a family man, practicing farmer, and public speaker, is passionate about community Journalism. He is currently a Co-Editor at the Informer Ug an Online Publication in Western Uganda. Patson is widely traveled in East and Central Africa where he has attended several media training and Election Monitoring. He is passionate about Environmental Issues and Health Reporting.


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