The rescued buses and trucks began arriving in Moroto town this afternoon at around 1pm.
Uganda National Roads Authority-UNRA has come to the rescue of Moroto bound motorists who have been stranded at Nakichumet village because of flooding at Arecek dam along the Moroto-Soroti road. So far UNRA has towed away three buses and a dozen of trucks carrying valuables that have been stuck on the road since Monday after a heavy trailer loaded with limestone veered off the road and blocked traffic.
The rescued buses and trucks began arriving in Moroto town this afternoon at around 1pm. This is the second incident within a space of one week that travelers to Moroto are getting stranded because of the bad road network following heavy flooding. Last week a bridge collapsed, 10 kms out of the Moroto town leaving travelers stranded. The bridge that lies at Nadunget village along Moroto-Soroti road gave way to a lorry loaded with bricks following the torrential rains.
Hassan Ssentamu, the UNRA Station Engineer Moroto says that he has deployed a wheel loader and grader to rescue the motorists. He appeals to the water ministry to recall the contractor to finds a suitable solution for the road. Ssentamu says the flooded stretch along the road measures 200metres with a depth of 1.2 meters. He says that UNRA is seeking for heavier machinery from Kampala to be on standby to aid motorists plying the route. He says UNRA will carry out emergency once the water levels subside in the next few days.
dozen trucks carrying valuables
veered of the road