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.
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.
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.