Rain cuts off Mubende - Daily Monitor

Rain cuts off Mubende

Thursday April 21 2016

Residents wade through a flooded road in Lusolo

Residents wade through a flooded road in Lusolo village connecting to Kasanda Trading Centre. Rain has cut off at least seven sub-counties in Mubende District. PHOTO BY JESSICA NABUKENYA.  

By JESSICA NABUKENYA & CHRISTOPHER KISEKKA

MUBENDE/MASAKA. Several roads in Mubende District have become impassable as rain pounds the area leaving farmers in the seven sub-counties stranded.
The floods have already cut off the road connecting Mubende District to Kiboga and Mityana districts after a bridge in Kitumbi Sub-county was submerged.
This means travellers from Kiboga have to use Hoima Road through Kampala to connect to Mityana, a three-hour drive.
Traders told Daily Monitor they have spent several days stranded with produce such as maize and other perishables, including tomatoes, onions, matooke, irish potatoes and cabbage perishing.

Kassanda and Bukuya trading centres in Mubende District have also been cut off rendering Kassanda-Myanzi road impassable.
Most of the affected sub-counties include Myanzi, Kiganda, Nalutuntu, Kassanda, Kalwana, Bukuya and Kitumbi.
The road connecting Myanzi Trading Centre to Kassanda and Kiboga District has also been impassable after the bridge at Lusolo swamp was submerged.
Mr Francis Kibuuka Amooti, the Mubende District chairperson, said they are trying to fix the now impassable roads but constrained.

“… we need help from government because we have little funds,” Mr Kibuuka said in an interview yesterday, adding most of the affected roads are under the Uganda National Roads Authority mandate.
Meanwhile in Masaka Municipality, seven houses have been destroyed in Misaali village, leaving several residents among them Mr Wilfred Nuwalimpa and Ms Annet Nakazibwe homeless.
Mr Fred Jjumba the Misaali village chairperson, the rains has been destructive and a threat to food security.

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