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Kasese floods: Rebuilding of hospital, bridges begin

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An excavator digs through land in Kasese District on Friday to redirect River Mubuku to its original course.

An excavator digs through land in Kasese District on Friday to redirect River Mubuku to its original course. PHOTO BY ENID NINSIIMA. 

By ENID NINSIIMA

Posted  Tuesday, May 14  2013 at  01:00

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Coordinator of relief services in the Office of the Prime Minister says they will complete the repairs in the coming few weeks.

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KASESE

The government has started rehabilitating major infrastructure that were damaged by floods that hit the Rwenzori sub-region two weeks ago.

The repairs started last week on Kilembe Mines Hospital, and Katiri and Mubuku bridges.
The floods that hit mainly Kasese District displaced about 19,000 people and destroyed property, including Kilembe Mines Hospital that was forced to close.

The coordinator for emergencies in the Office of the Prime Minister, Maj Gen. J.F Oketta, told this newspaper on Saturday that works started to rebuild the devastated infrastructures.

“We have started work on the hospital which we want to open soon. We are working on Katiri bridge in order to re-divert water from entering the hospital and more work is being done on Mubuku River to open the highway that has been closed, ” said Maj. Gen. Oketta, adding that they hope to complete the work in the coming few weeks since the rains have reduced.

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