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Bulembia Town Receives Bridge Three Months After Floods

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According to the Project Engineer Jagath Navinda, the USD 140,000 bridge is projected to serve a ten-year life span.
Bulembia was cut off when major bridges were washed a way by floods in May

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Bulembia division in Kasese Municipality has received a new bridge to ease the movement of residents three months after floods cut off the area. The bridge constructed by Mpanga hydro Uganda limited in partnership with Nyamwamba II-hydro Power Company was commissioned on Friday. 

It will aid movement between Kyanjuki-Katiri and Bulembia division. Jagath Navinda, the Project Engineer, says the US$ 140,000 Bridge is projected to serve for ten-years. He asked residents to guard the infrastructure that is put in place by government and partners jealously so that they can serve them to foster development. 

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The Bulembia division LC III Chairperson, Pius Kasoke, said the bridge will go a long way in boosting development in the area. He noted that residents have been unable to access markets for their farm produce.  He, however, called upon the central government to expedite the process of reconstructing broken bridges and roads in the area to ease the movement of residents.   

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Josephine Muhindo, the Head Teacher Kilembe Secondary School, said the bridge will help their learners to access school easily.

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Sulait Muhindo, a resident says most business people had abandoned work because they couldn’t access markets in neighbouring towns.

Many communities in Kasese district are still experiencing challenges of accessing health facilities and markets following the floods in May that swept away several Bridges. The floods were triggered by heavy rains that forced Major River including Nyamwamba, Mugasani and Mubuku to burst their banks. 

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