UGANDA: Lira-Alebtong- Otuke Road cut off by floods

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Transport between Lira to Otuke via Alebtong district is currently challenging following heavy rains that flooded Napak Bridge.

 Mr Geoffrey Okullo, a boda boda rider said that on Friday, River Moroto bursts its banks and  flooded Apak Bridge on Friday morning.

The bridge connects Lira to Kaabong, Otuke, Abim and Kotido districts.

“The bridge always floods in case of heavy rain. Currently, the water is increasing and travellers are finding it hard to cross the bridge,” he said. 

The running water could be seen advancing toward a warehouse and a church under construction on Aloi – Olilim road

Mr Bosco Odongo Obote, the Otuke District chairman said on Friday that he did not have adequate information about the situation but he had sent one of his officials to assess the situation at the bridge.

On Tuesday, Aberbenyo village local council chairman, Francis Alok drowned in River Moroto and his body was recovered on Thursday morning.

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