“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.
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.
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.