Although the sunken area was assumed to bare a culvert which was thought to have been washed away or damaged, engineers at the end scene who have excavated within the hole and sideways note that have failed to trace the culverts.
Atwoko says although the road is under UNRA, they intend to contribute to the implementation of the project within the next three Financial Years by committing between Shillings 180 million to 240 million.
The fights followed a plan by the Uganda National Roads Authority-UNRA, to divert traffic on the highway for at least two months to enable completion of ongoing road expansion works. The works include widening the bypass into a 4-lane dual carriageway with pedestrian walkways and interchanges.
Traffic approaching from the Kampala- Entebbe Expressway, Busega and Mityana road will be diverted to the substantially completed section of the highway. Motorists approaching Busega from the Sentema roundabout will also be diverted to the substantially completed new section of the bypass, reads the notice in part. UNRA notes that the said diversions take effect Friday January 25, 2019
Allen Kagina, the Executive Director UNRA, says although they have limited resources, they have been able to mobilize some excavators and graders from their Mpigi, Hoima, Tooro and Luweero stations to carry out temporary works.
Mottos Stephen Aparamoi, a businessman in Amudat, says he incurs huge losses whenever it rains. He notes that crossing the flowing River following heavy rains is a risky venture since Karamoja rivers sweep away people.
Walter Elakas, the Katakwi LC V chairman elect, says he learnt of the problem at bridge last Thursday, adding that they have directed all the heavy trucks to Toroma, Gweri to Soroti. Peter Okello, a traveler from Katakwi to Soroti told URN that the vehicle that brought them from Katakwi stopped on one side of the bridge forcing them to foot to Soroti town.