By Derrick Ampereza
A group of Donors from the United states of America in partnership with the ministry of works and transport are to construct three cable bridges in Nyakishenyi sub county Rukungiri district to improve transport services in the sub county.
They will start with Kafujo bridge that will connect three villages of Rushebeya , Ndarangi and Kahama in Murama parish followed by Kigarama bridge in Ngoma parish and another bridge that will be connecting Nyakyishenyi and Buyanja subcounty through Rwayundo parish .
According to the Nyakyishenyi sub county chairperson Wednesday Twinomujuni, the donors followed their community work on social media and upon watching videos of people engaging in community work, they conceived the idea of helping them.
They later came to Uganda to check on the roads that were being constructed and found out that these roads needed bridges.
Alex Rwakyiseeta, the Kahama village chairperson and Emmanuel Behangana the Ndarangi village chairperson on behalf of the residents thanked their sub-county chairperson for the communal work initiative which has attracted donors to construct for them cable bridges
Gideon Muhabwe the chairperson of the Kafuju cable bridge project asked residents to cooperate with the donors and avoid stealing of construction materials at the site since the bridge is going to benefit them.
This partnership is tailored to addressing a specific development challenge of poor and inefficient connectivity among isolated rural communities cut off by rivers, streams and valleys for people in rural areas to access markets and urban centers, hospitals and schools.
Similar bridges were constructed in Eastern Uganda in the districts of Sironko, Kapchorwa, Kween, Bulambuli, Mbale, Bududa, Manafwa) and were successfully completed and handed over to the beneficiary District Local Governments for continuous maintenance to ensure sustainability.