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UNRA on Spot Over Shoddy Work on Mbale- Bufumbo Road


Newly-constructed Busamaga bridge in Mbale collapses four days after handover.

A portion of Busamaga bridge that connect Mbale -Bufumbo has collapsed and fell into the river on Saturday, December 24, 2022, four days after opening.

The bridge was destroyed by the heavy floods that hit Mbale city on the night of 3rd/ Aug/ 2022.

UNRA recently constructed a tempor bridge to enable residents access other side but four days after hand over it has collapsed again putting the road users on risk.

Ssekyazi Hakim a truck driver said that UNRA engineer did shoddy work its good the incident happened during day time, people would have died.

Abbasa Magolo a resident of Nabweya top Mbale Northern city disvision, the govt should help us and work on this bridge, people will die from that road.

Residents standing at the newly constructed and commissioned Bridge which collapsed

He said, they would have returned the old Calvert they were very strong compared to what they put. 

Mr. Abdallah Magambo Deputy speaker Mbale City, noted that it has taken four months since this bridge was destroyed and recently UNRA came and put a temporary one.

“This is a death trap to everyone, we advised the engineers bug couldn’t agree with us now the bridge has collapsed, its a big shame all govt money has been wasted, I appeal to govt to come in faster and construct a good bridge  so that our people can access.

Mbale City RCC John Rex Aachilla accused UNRA engineers for doing shoddy work on this bridge.

Rex noted that this bridge was destroyed by the floods but its a shame to govt to see our people doing such works.

He added that residents have been volunteering to put stones on the bridge to block the road users from danger as we wait govt.

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