On November 5, 2021, Uganda National Roads Authority (Unra) made an announcement on Twitter that excited Entebbe Road users. The perennial flooding at ‘Bata Bata’ would be history, the tweet promised.
“As part of the ongoing rehabilitation works along Kibuye-Mpala road,” Unra stated, adding, “A permanent solution [in form of a box culvert] has been designed for implementation. For now, the contractor is set to undertake desilting works.”
The news was warmly received because flash floods in the area are notorious whenever the heavens let loose. The floods have always left a trail of destruction, including deaths, damaged roads and destroyed homes and businesses.