Kasese District local government has commissioned a suspended foot cable bridge on River Lhubiriha that connects Kitholhu and Karambi Sub Counties.
The bridge was constructed under funding by Bridge to Prosperity, a US based non-governmental organization in partnership with the government of Uganda under the cable footbridge program that aims at improving connectivity in hilly areas of the country.
Mr. Geoffrey Bigogo, Kasese District Chairperson who said that his office had budgeted for about two hundred eighty million shillings to build in phases a motorized bridge added that the construction of the suspended bridge is a big relief to the local residents in the area who has faced enormous challenges of accessing their gardens and markets.
Mr. Bigogo who asked government to expedite the repair of bridges that were affected by the recent floods said that the absence of a bridge had become a security threat to residents in the area. Mr. Bigogo speaking..
Mr. Denis Baluku, the Kyabayinzi village LC I Chairperson in Kitholhu said that business on both sides of bridge has been paralyzed after the bridge was swept away by floods.
Kasese district was devastated by floods in May this year after three major rivers of Nyamwamba in Kasese Municipality, Mubuku in Ibanda-Kyanya town council and River Nyamughasana mainly in Kyalhumba sub-County burst their banks and displaced thousands of local residents and destroyed property. END