Hoima-Kagadi Road Declared Unsafe As Floods Worsen

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The Hoima-Kagadi road has been declared unsafe for transport after River Nguse burst its banks for the second time in a week cutting off part of the road.

The Hoima-Kagadi road has been declared unsafe for transport after River Nguse burst its banks for the second time in a week cutting off part of the road.

The river that separates Hoima and Kibaale districts burst its banks on Wednesday evening, flooding the about 700 meters of the road just before the bridge at Karama village in Kabwoya sub county, Hoima district.

Uganda National Roads Authority-UNRA Hoima station Engineer Jonathan Wazimbe declared the road unsafe for use after inspecting it on Thursday evening. Wazimbe advised drivers to use the Buhimba-Kakumiro road and later connect to Kagadi as an alternative route until the water subsides.

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Although many rivers in Hoima have flooded because of the rainy season, Engineer Wazimbe says there is little they can do to repair the bridges until the end of the rainy season.

On the other side of River Nguse in Birembo Sub County, Kibaale district, floods left two people dead and 500 more displaced on Monday night.

Despite the engineer’s warning, however, drivers appear unbothered. James Byaruhanga, a driver and Hoima park supervisor, says the water is not deep to stop vehicles from crossing. Byaruhanga only urges his drivers to be more careful as they wade through the flooded road.

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