Parliament Commences Investigations into the alleged Nile Bridge defects

  • Posted on: 5 February 2019
  • By: sanyu-fm-news

Members of parliament sitting on the physical infrastructure committee have commenced investigations into the  alleged Nile Bridge structural defects which is detected after two months unveiled to the country.

This after the speaker recently directed the committee to investigate the matter and give a report to parliament.

The committee members  today  resolved to reach the bridge on 7th this month to assess the alleged crack .

UNRA released a statement saying there  were no structural defects on the new bridge but that there was poor bonding between the water proofing material laid to protect the concrete deck and the Asphalt wearing course that was placed on the bridge deck, causing the carriage way to have bumpy ridge.

UNRA stated that the structure of the bridge is solid and it will last for its designed period which is 120 years. 

The committee chairperson who is also the mp for Nakifuma county in Mukono district Robert Kafero ssekitoleko said that the committee after visiting the bridge site will interface with UNRA offocials and the contractor and understand why the bridge got defects in a shortest time after its completion.