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Bududa Bridge Collapses

Robert Mangobe, the area LC I Chairperson, says that he tried to inquire about the bridge works when it was starting but he was chased away.
Bunatsami - Bushiribo Collapsed bridge

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A bridge that was still under construction in Bududa district has collapsed. 

The Shillings 60million along Bunatsami–Bushiribo road collapsed after Tsutsu river burst its banks following heavy rains that lasted for over three hours on Tuesday evening.  

The district commenced the bridge works in 2019 under the force on account system-a payment method for construction work where there is no existing agreement on cost.

Residents such as Hamza Makayi, Julius Wakoko, and Robert Mangobe, says that they have been complaining about the shoddy works on the bridge. 

They are happy that the Bridge has collapsed confirming their complaints about the quality of work. VOX

//Cue in: “Nakhubonitsakokho bulalo bwesi….     

Cue out: … munu akhumina litaya,”//.   

Robert Mangobe, the area LC I Chairperson, says that he tried to inquire about the bridge works when it was starting but he was chased away. 

 

//Cue in: “Balebe bano ngabetsa…     

Cue out: ….. byosi sibakanitsaka taa,”//.     

Patrick Mukhonde, the Bunatsami Sub county LC 3 Chairperson, says that during her recent visit to the district, Esther Anyakun, the State Minister for Disaster Preparedness stopped the bridge construction works citing shoddy works.     

He, however, says that the district engineer ignored the directive and continued with the works. 

The Bushirabo Sub County LC V Councilor, Emmanuel Wakibi blamed the district engineer for not being helpful.    

//Cue in: “Fe nga khwenjile ….     

Cue out: …..bweffe khubenga khukyendelamo”//.      

Issa Bukoma, the Bududa District Engineer has not yet commented as he was away from his office and didn’t pick calls from our reporter.

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