- Simian bridge connects to Midland Secondary School, Abele Primary School, Mother Care Nursery and Primary School, Golden Nursery and Primary school, Queens and Kings Nursery, UPDF barracks, Pearl in Koboko Hotel among others to Koboko town.
- Many business people and school children were forced to wait for almost two hours after they would to resume their businesses.
By Aligo Peter
Koboko-Many people have been left stranded after floods cut of Lurujo road connecting to various institutions in Koboko.
The poor state of the Simian bridge on Lurujo road has worsened the situation as it has been swept off by the flood some years ago and has not been repaired.
Siraji Nyaga a resident of Abele cell in South division Koboko Municipality said it is shameful on the Municipal leaders for not considering such crucial areas when they are collecting taxes from these people to construct a proper bridge.
“This issue of the bridge has been a story of years, do these leaders have eyes of prioritization? For how long will we continue to suffer when this is a small bridge that could be constructed?” Nyaga asked.
Wilson Sanya, the Municipal Mayor, said there are plans to construct the road and bridge by UNHCR under Rehope programme. But remains unclear when this will be effected.
Habibu Uruku a teacher at Abele Primary school says the Municipal authorities should plan within their budget because good roads and good bridges promotes a number of services. “Do these leaders of the Municipal and of district along this route fly whenever heading to their work or they pass through the bridge? The leaders should save our children from drowning,” Uruku said.
The LC5 Chairman, Hassan Nginya, recently said that the fund released to construct Koboko -Lurujo road was diverted to construct a classroom block at Padrombu Secondary school as it was too small to undertake the required purpose.