According to the local authorities, agents traverse different parts of the district looking for those willing to travel to Kenya for work. Each of the recruits pays between Shillings 60,000 and 100, 000 as transport to Kenya.
Martin Mutayi, a resident of Bundesi in Bududa district says that despite enrolling for the National ID he lacks time and transport to pick it since he comes from as far as Nametsi Parish. He says he walked 20km last time he wanted to pick his ID and arrived at the NIRA office around 5:30 pm when it was already closed.
The activities include construction of two classroom blocks at Bumayoka primary School, construction of staff quarters at Bukigai health center III, and construction of pupils' dormitory for children with disabilities at Manjiya primary school, in Bududa district.
Simon Peter Zanga, the project supervisor from Geomax Engineering Company has confirmed the delayed payment, saying that they are waiting for the ministry to disburse the money so that they can also start paying their workers.
Agness Nandutu, the Bududa woman MP and state minister for Karamoja affairs said resettling the people of Bududa in faraway places will not help them because they are used to their fertile areas where they can practice farming, adding that people were relocated to new environments where their productive farming skills and culture could not be applied like Kiryandongo and Bunambutye.
Joseph Nasaba, the LC I Chairperson of Nakhatore village, says that there are no human casualties. He says that he heard land sliding downwards and later confirmed mudslides had hit the area. He has asked the government to come to their rescue because they have lost all their crops.
Cosima Mangongo, the local council one chairperson of Bukitoyi village, says that he had crossed to the neighbouring village to buy food for his family when the heavy rains started. He says that the floods swept away the bridge connecting Bukitoyi to Bumasime where he had gone shopping.
Paul Manyali from Bumasheti stage in Bumasheti Sub County says that he was riding with his colleague on a motorcycle when they were stopped by police at a checkpoint at Bududa hospital he was fined Shillings 300,000 and his counterpart Shillings 80,000.