MP Mapenduzi petitions parliament over Karuma bridge

Bardege-Layibi Division Member of Parliament, Ojara Mapenduzi has petitioned parliament over the increasing road accidents on Karuma bridge along the Kampala-Gulu highway.

This follows the latest incident where a truck driver lost control while at the bridge and plunged into River Nile.

The driver and his turn boy including the truck were reportedly swept away by the water and have since not been traced.

Raising a matter of national importance before plenary on Thursday afternoon, Mapenduzi demanded that construction of a new bridge be expedited to save lives and property since over 25 trucks and their occupants have plunged into the river from this spot since 2011.

In response, Works Minister, Gen Katumba Wamala said works are in the pipeline to revamp Karuma bridge.

He says discussions are ongoing with some development partners to redesign and reposition this bridge to meet the challenges of the increasing traffic on that road.

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Busiinge Aggrey
Busiinge Aggrey
Business Aggrey" is a 23-year-old Ugandan journalist and Editor-in-Chief at The Black Examiner newspaper