Several Members of Parliament were on Thursday stuck for hours in the oil rich Buliisa District in Western Uganda after the vehicle they were traveling in got trapped in one of the bad roads in the area.
The MPs that are on different parliamentary committees including the Natural Resources Committee were on a field visit to Buliisa where preparations for oil extraction are in high gear.
The trip was facilitated by Petroleum Authority of Uganda (PAU).
The legislators were traveling on one of the new tourism buses belonging to the Uganda Wildlife Authority.
One of the officials on the bus told Chimpreports that they were traveling back from one of the sites in Kasenyi in Buliisa district when they found themselves stranded in the middle of nowhere.
The MPs were compelled to disembark from the bus to try to push it out of a ditch, but with no success.
At the time of filing this story, the MPs had not yet made it out of the place.
Some of the MPs that were stuck included Hon Judith Nabakooba, Florence Nakiwala, Jack Kafuuzi, Aja Baryayanga, Innocent Oula among others.
One of them told us they were unaware of the place they were stranded in and had to send GPS coordinates to the offices of the Chinese construction company CCCC to send help.
“We are still here, we haven’t left; we are waiting for a bulldozer to come pull us out,” the official said.