Eyob Kassepe an urban refugee in Kampala from Eritrea staying in Nakulabye says that as a refugee community they are praying for peaceful elections and transition of power, however, they are uncertain of what will happen after the elections.
“It is our desire as government, to ensure that hosting of refugees becomes a blessing not a burden to the country generally and the host communities in particular," Gen Ali said. "Uganda currently hosts the largest number of refugees in Africa and the third largest in the world. In Adjumani and Obongi districts the refugee population is bigger than the population of the host communities.
The floods affected 50 villages with an estimated population of 30, 000 people when Rivers Namalu, Amaler and Kocol-kokoi burst their banks causing devastating floods that submerged houses and swept away property.
More than 120,000 people mainly from Karusandara sub-county and Bulembia-Kilembe Division were displaced and their crop gardens washed away when River Nyamwamba burst its banks on Thursday Morning. Additional havoc was caused by overflows from River Nyamughasana, Mubuku, and Lhubiriha.
Kazungu contends that through his lawyers of Thomas and Michael Advocates he wrote to the head of Public Service who also wrote to the Permanent Secretary asking her to justify why he shouldn’t be reinstated.
The iron sheets were distributed to the sub-counties of Bombo, Kijongo, Kapapi, Kiganja, Kisukuma and Kyabisagazi in Kigorobya county as well as Buraru and Kabale sub-counties in Bugahya county. Each sub county received 50 iron sheets.
The Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) has told Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) that the National Meteorological Authority does not have the capacity to provide accurate warnings about impending disasters.
Bahati Ondoma, one of the affected persons, says they are in untold suffering ever since they were forcefully evicted from their ancestral land. He explains that most of them mainly children and women have nothing to eat and that some of their colleagues have started dying of hunger.