KABALE – The Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) has diverted traffic on the Mbarara-Kabale Road after a section of it gave way due to landslides following heavy rain.
In a statement, UNRA said that a section of the road at Kaharo, 18kms to Kabale suffered a pavement failure. This was after part of the road was swept away by landslides following heavy rain.
As a result, the roads Authority advised trucks heading to Rwanda to use Ntungamo-Mirama Hills route while those heading to DR Congo were advised to use Ishaka-Kikorongo route.
Several roads and bridges across the country have been destroyed by days of heavy rain. On Friday, part of Tororo-Malaba road was submerged in water, disrupting traffic.
UNRA Executive Director Allen Kagina recently announced that last year’s heavy rain destroyed many roads and bridges across the country, forcing the roads authority to incur heavy costs in repair.
The current rain season is projected to go up to the end of May