Transport between Rukungiri and Kasese districts is paralyzed following the deterioration of part of the Rukungiri- Bwambara- Queen Elizabeth-Kasese Road in Kikarara parish due to the heave rains being received in the area.
The affected road connects the two districts through Bwambara Sub County and queen Elizabeth National Park, and the damage caused by the rains has affected business and tourism between these two districts
James Kagurusi, the Mirozi cell chairperson in Bikurungu town council says the situation escalated in the wee hours of Monday morning paralyzing transport and business between the two districts and also affecting traffic to Rweshama landing site.
Chris Kaganyano the Bwambara sub county chairperson says the road falls under the UNRA Docket and that he has already informed them and other district stakeholders.
Geoffrey Kyomukama the Rukungiri district chairperson says the UNRA regional office in Kabale is aware of the situation and they are soon coming to work upon the affected road as well as the potholes in Kebisoni town which have put lives at risk along the Rukungiri Ntungamo road
The Rukungiri district roads committee chairperson Hon Dr Elisa Rutahirwa who also doubles as the Rukungiri municipality legislator says several roads in Rukungiri district have been affected by the current heavy rains
He added that he has asked the district engineer to visit the area and compile a quick assessment report and send it to UNRA Kigezi regional manager for quick action in addition to providing an emergency solution as they wait for UNRA