The former kyankwanzi Member of Parliament aspirant Katunji Micheal has cautioned the public against crossing River Kafu despite water seemingly reducing, noting that the road was damaged and those using it in the current state risk dangers.
Katunji who was inspecting the affected area said for now they can’t do much until the waters reduce with temporary road repair expected to be done to enable people and vehicles cross as permanent solutions like putting up a bridge or raising the road are being thought of and vowed to get some assistance for affected people leaving neighboring river kafu.
He further urged the public to continue using alternative routes through Buhimba Kakumiro Mubende to Kampala but also Masindi Luweero to Kampala as their engineers study the situation at Kafu.
In an interview with people helping people and their luggage to cross explained that they are charging between ten thousand to a person without a luggage and twenty thousand to people with luggage, but it depends on the weight of a language.
It’s a week since River Kafu along the Hoima-Kampala Road burst its banks flooding about 2 kilometers of the road in Katerega making it hard for either passengers or vehicles to cross.
Until now the flooded area is guarded by police on either side of Kyankwanzi and Hoima to ensure that people don’t risk crossing the speedy, running waters.
UNRA and police continue to advise travelers to use the alternative routes through Buhimba, Nalweyo, Gayaza Kakumiro then Mubende to Kampala or Hoima Masindi Luweero to Kampala.