May 7, 2013

Opposition MPs To Visit Flood Hit Kasese District

Opposition Members of Parliament will this Friday visit Kasese district that has been hit by devastating floods in the recent days, according to Nandala Mafabi, the Leader of Opposition in parliament.

Leader of Opposition in Parliament Nandala Mafabi
Leader of Opposition in Parliament Nandala Mafabi

Mafabi revealed this on Tuesday afternoon on social media platform Facebook (The Hon. Nandala Mafabi Nathan – A Leader of Our Generation page) saying “This Friday a delegation of the Opposition Members of Parliament will head to Kasese.”. He however fell short of giving details of the visit.

It is a good gesture by the government’s antagonists and will go a long way in showing the Kasese district people that the former’s business is not all about verbal opposition to the government.

This comes after at least 8 people have been confirmed to have died in the floods and reports that the Mubuku river bridge that links Kasese district to Kabarole was on the verge of collapsing.

Some roads especially in Kilembe are now impassable
Some roads especially in Kilembe are now impassable

Following the floods, disaster management officials stopped trucks carrying more than five tones from crossing Mubuku bridge. Maj. Gen. Julius Oketta, the national coordinator of emergency operations in the Office of the Prime Minister says that only light vehicles are being allowed to cross the bridge.

Oketta says police has been instructed to divert heavy trucks at Busega round about not to take Fort-Portal-Kasese road but instead go through Mbarara as the best alternative. He says that police has also been deployed at Kasese round about to divert heavy trucks from the Democratic Republic of Congo not to use the Kasese-Fort Portal road.

 

1 thought on “Opposition MPs To Visit Flood Hit Kasese District

  1. who will bring back the glory of Kilembe I grew up there and it was beautiful growing up there; unfortunately home is now gone.

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