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MP Baryomunsi: Mitano Bridge A Security Threat

Baryomunsi made the call over the weekend while accompanying the committee members on a visit at the bridge on their way to Kibwetere inferno site in Nyabigoto in Kanungu Town Council.

“An enemy can take advantage and cut off the remaining Ntungwa Bridge to cut off supply and cause havoc in the district,” Baryomunsi explained.

The committee chairperson and also Mubende District Woman Member of Parliament, Benny Namugwaanya Bugembe called upon government to repair the bridge adding that its near a porous border because it is used by many people.


The committee members further asserted that government should have used emergency means to ensure that it is restored to save collapsing economic means of the people and transport inconvenience they are facing the time since the bridge collapsed in May last year.

However, Baryomunsi noted that plans to repair the bridge are currently being let down by court battles after the Inspector General of Government stopped the sh.15bn tendering process following a report from the whistle blower’s complaints of flaws in the process.

Baryomunsi added that he has already hired some lawyers to team up with those from the Uganda National Roads Authority and is awaiting court ruling to give a way forward for UNRA to continue with procurement process.

The committee also visited Kibwetere inferno site where they engaged with local leaders and security organs in a move to find out how thousands of people were burnt by the Restoration of Ten Commandments of God leader Joseph Kibwetere in 2000.

The committee chairperson Benny Namugwaanya said that the visit to the site followed a petition by the survivors to Parliament to force government come out with the report.

Namugwaanya added that the 125 survivors claim that government failed to monitor the activities of the cult which led to death of many people.

They added that they want the government to come out with a clear report and explain why they failed to protect its citizens.

In 2002 over 2,000 people were killed in an inferno where the followers of the Restoration of the ten commandments of God cult led by Joseph Kibwetere were burnt to ashes inside their church at Nyabugoto in Kanungu district.

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