Emmanuel Kakuru, a truck driver from Kanungu district, says the situation at the bridge has brought everything to a halt. He says that they were told that it will take two days for the ferry to resume operations.
The Uganda National Roads Authority, UNRA, says this is a result of both lack of knowledge on the use of high-speed roads (highways) or expressways or selfishness by motorists who disregard the rights and safety of others.
A month after President Yoweri Museveni flagged off the tarmacking of Masindi-Pader to Acholibur Highway; residents say the road, which is under UNRA has been impassable after several sections of the road including a section of Abuli in Apac Sub County, Ibuje, and Aduku Town Council were cut off by floods respectively.
Speaking at the groundbreaking ceremony held at Anai Primary School, Lira City East Division, president, Yoweri Museveni noted that the road project will increase connectivity in the region, facilitate trade and help exploit the agricultural opportunities in the area.