Mbale District has got a 90 metre suspension footbridge as a way of improving transport in the mountainous area.

The Minister of Works and Transport,Monica Azuba Ntege launched the Shs250 million bridge.

Ms Ntege said at Kama site in Kama village, Bukonde Sub-County on Tuesday, that the construction of this suspended cable foot bridges would improve residents’ access to services like education, health and other social amenities.

The bridge which is a pilot project, was constructed by Bridges to Prosperity; a US-based non-government organisation, in partnership with the government.

The minister said the government would embark on the construction of more 10 suspended cable foot bridges across the country at the cost of Shs2.5 billion.