By Spy Uganda
Kampala: A team from Uganda National Roads Authority-UNRA led by Executive Director Allen Kagina has rushed to Pakwach to rescue residents after floods sealed off the Karuma-Pakwach highway through the Nwoya district.
This followed the heavy flooding of River Tangi near Pakwach bridge affecting traffic flow along the Karuma-Pakwach highway.
“The UNRA Executive Director Allen Kagina has set off this morning to Pakwach for an inspection of a section affected by floods yesterday. She’s in the company of technical staff including Hydrologists and Bridge specialists at UNRA. The team will catch up with the local leadership on site later this morning to share information on planned interventions,” UNRA announced on Sunday Morning.
According to UNRA, the heavy flooding occurred along the Olwiyo-Pakwach road adjacent to the Pakwach bridge affecting connectivity to Pakwach, Arua and other parts of West Nile.
“While the water levels are still high to allow any intervention at the moment, our technical teams are monitoring the situation and have planned to intervene with an appropriate response once the water levels subside,” UNRA added.
Traffic Restored: Traffic flow has now resumed along Olwiyo—Pakwach road following yesterday's flooding along the road. pic.twitter.com/OooqbDXVPC
— UNRA_UGANDA (@UNRA_UG) September 4, 2022
Following the efforts, UNRA has since revealed that traffic flow has now resumed along the affected areas and the technical teams are still exploring the options to alleviate the flooding challenges as soon as possible.