Landslides following a heavy downpour Saturday morning have damaged a section of the Kabale-Katuna road, rendering it impassable.
The section damaged is at Kyonyo, Katuna town council in Kabale District. Authorities including the Uganda Police have placed warning signs to direct light traffic and notices to those intending to ply that route.
According to a statement from Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA), the landslides are a spill effect from Rwanda. UNRA confirms that an alternative route is already open to allow traffic flow.
“The effects of heavy landslides that affected Rwanda side last week have extended to the Ugandan side. Thankfully we have an efficient alternative in the form of the recently completed Ntungamo-Mirama Hills road to connect to Rwanda,” the statement reads.
UNRA add that a team of engineers has already been dispatched to asses the extent of damage and start repairs immediately.
On May 13th 2018, similar landslides destroyed Gatuna-Gicumbi-Kigali road at Cyumba Sector in Gicumbi District