KANUNGU- Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) has acted swiftly and started emergency work to restore the broken culverts at Kyambura along Kanyantorogo – Butogota – Bwindi Road.
According to UNRA Communications Officer Allan Ssempebwa, the section of the road that is a tourism road was yesterday closed and motorists were advised to use available alternative roads.
Ssempebwa said that the culverts were affected by the ongoing rains in the region and such a disaster need swift emergency response because the section is on an international Highway.
The road is also a gateway to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park which is a destination for tourists going to track mountain Gorillas.
According to Kanungu District Local Government Secretary for Works and Technical Services Xtopher Kamara the road also serves Kayonza Growers Tea Factory and Kigezi Highland Tea Factory both located in Butogota Town Council in Kanungu District.
Immediately after the culverts broke on Saturday October 10th 2020, Kanungu District Local Government Communications Officer Mwajuma Twongyeirwe put a notice on several social media platforms advising the motorists and the general public to use alternative routes.
The most available alternative route was Kihembe road which the motorists were advised to use.
Apparently, the Kinkizi West Member of Parliament Hon James Kaberuka also reached out to Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) and appealed to them to ensure that emergency work is started immediately which started this morning.
Mr Ssempebwa said that the emergency works will be completed in time and completed to ensure that motorists are not inconvenienced.
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