The business community and road users in Kakumiro and Kagadi Districts
are excited following the completion of Kisaigi Bridge.
For more than six decades, locals in the area temporarily patched the
bridge with wood logs and pieces of timber to facilitate trucks transporting
goods across the two districts.
The bridge connects Kakindo Sub County and Kakindo town council to
Kiryanga Sub County on River Nguse in both Kakumiro and Kagadi districts.
In 2018, the construction works to rehabilitate the bridge were awarded to
Juuko Logistics Company Limited.
Gilbert Kyomuhendo, a resident of Kakindo town council says the bridge will
help boost the economy of the local population especially the traders now that
they can transact businesses without any disruptions.
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Cue out:…ezi genda mumaiso.”//
Jane Kyaligonza, a resident of Kiryanga in Kagadi district says
many school-going children in the two districts had dropped out since they struggled
to cross the bridge, especially during the rainy season.
Sylvester Barungi, also a resident of Kakindo says the road had
become a death trap for people especially motorists.
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Cue out:…Kandi tasisi kaire.”//
Robert Irumba, the Kakindo Sub County LCIII Chairperson applauded the
government for the construction. He says that the completion of the bridge is
expected to strengthen economic development along with major trading centres in
Dr Baltazah Kasirivu Atwooki, the former Minister of State for the
Vice Presidency, says that the bridge is expected to spur economic development in the area.
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Cue out:… ministry ya works.”//
Benon Tumuhimbise from Juuko Logistics Company Limited says that the
construction of the bridge was supposed to have been completed in 2020 but was
delayed by the COVID-19 outbreak.
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The construction work was funded by the ministry of works.