Source OCHA
Theme Coordination
Countries Uganda
Document type Other
Publication date 31/10/2007

On 30th October OCHA released a situation report. Main findings as follows:

  • The affected areas of Teso, Bugisu and Sebei sub-regions have experienced a relative dry spell with only occasional light rain, over the past three weeks

Assessments:

• A 21 October assessment in Bululu sub-county of Kaberamaido district (Teso sub-region) found there had been hailstorms, which further damaged areas already hit by the flooding.

Access:

  • Access to Soroti from southern Uganda continues to be limited to the Agu Bridge (the alternate route from Mbale to Soroti), which is recommended for use only by light vehicles.
  • Heavy vehicles should travel to Soroti via Lira.
  • The main route from Mbale to Soroti remains cut at the Awoja Bridge, where passage from one side of the water expanse to the other is available by small boat.
  • Road access to Katakwi and Amuria districts is increasing, although it remains dependent on the size of trucks/cargo.
  • The area of Ngariam corner remains problematic for trucks carrying heavy loads.
  • Access to many parts of Kaberamaido district is problematic, with the road connecting Katine and Kalaki sub-counties closed.
  • The only access by road from Soroti to Kalaki is through Otuboi. 
  •  Additionally, road conditions between Lwala and Kaberamaido district headquarters could be problematic after heavy rainfall, especially for heavy trucks.
  • The Kapchorwa – Bukwo road is also in bad condition.