By Derrick A
Transport along Rwenshama road in Queen Elizabeth national park, Bwambara sub county, Rukungiri district was today paralyzed after the rising water levels of river Nchwera cut of the road at around 10am
According to Keneth Niwagaba the local council 2 chairperson Rweshama parish Bwambara sub county, most of the water in river Nchwera originates from Kiyanga and Bitereko sub counties in Mitooma district that feed the river which in turn pours its waters in Lake Edward.
He added that also water levels of lake Edward at Rwenshama landing site have increased putting people’s lives at risk
Motorists heading to the Rwenshama landing site are now forced to use small boats to carry their motorcycles since they have no alternative route to the landing site .
Those motorylists crossing the cut off section pay between shs 3000-5000 whereas people pay 1000 to cross the waters.
Rweshama landing site has only one access route which has forced traders to ask government through Rukungiri district local government to look for an alternative access route