The rainy season is hell on earth for travellers who have to travel through the Karamoja region of Uganda. With many roads still neglected, travellers are often stuck on the road for days. A traveller from Moroto to Kampala considers it a good journey if they are in the city in three days during the peak of the rain season.
About 200 passengers are stranded in Moroto town following a heavy downpour on Thursday evening that rendered Moroto-Nakapiripirit-Soroti road impassable. Vehicles have been stuck at Katanga village since nightfall yesterday blocking the road, a kilometer from Moroto town.
President Yoweri Museveni last night met Members of Parliament from Karamoja following weeks of acrimony between the legislators and the presidentâ€™s wife, Janet Museveni, who is also the minister in charge of the region.
The more than 10, 000 internally displaced Karimojong living in Nabwal Settlement Camp in Iriiri Sub County, Napak district have welcomed the rehabilitation and opening of the Iriiri-Napak road saying it has brought back life to them.
The Moroto â€“ Nakapiripirit road has finally re-opened, three months after it was cut off following the torrential rains that washed away Lorengedwat Bridge in Nakapiripirit district. Lorengedwat is the main bridge that connects the two districts.