Only 55 per cent of the total results expected across 172 polling stations in Cwero, Paicho, Awach, Palaro, Bungatira, and Patiko Sub-Counties had been signed, delivered and declared by George Obwola Ebola, the District Election Officer by the time the downpour started.
Peter Balaba the Station Manager says that the rain started at around 3:30 pm on Tuesday and blew off the iron sheets of the station before hitting the equipment. Balaba added that coaxial cables for Radio Frequency Connector were also destroyed affecting transmission.
The World Meteorological Organisation has released its annual State of Global Climate report chronicling impacts of global warming over the last year. The report says extreme weather and climate conditions have continued in 2017 even as the year 2016 made history, with a record global temperature, exceptionally low sea ice, and unabated sea level rise and ocean heat.
According to the study, Karamoja region is receiving much more rain today than it used to in the past. While the amount of rainfall has increased, according to the report, the region has also had an increase in temperature because of climate Change.
The slight rains being experienced in parts of the country are short lived and therefore may not sustain crop production.The rains are however good for land preparation as well as grass production for livestock.
Uganda National Meteorological Authority issued accurate weather forecasts but farmers did not use the forecasts and advisories. Many districts have as result realized crop failures which should have been avoided.
In a separate incident a 24 year old women identified as Aisha Nakato was washed away after accidentally stepping on a stone which caved in and was helplessly washed away by running water. Nakato was a resident of Nabweru, in Kawempe Division.
Geoffrey Olula, one of the sitting tenants also says the houses have been over priced. He argues that while similar plots in Gulu would go for 5 million shillings the privatization Unit is selling the houses at 50 million, which is very unfair.
Ronald Ssebuyungo, a veteran and vice chairperson of Kikamulo Sub County says that some schools were vandalized by the soldiers of President Milton Obote and National Resistance Army fighters living them in sorry state.
At least five houses have been de-roofed and several crop gardens destroyed by a rainstorm in Kasambya sub county, Kibaale district. The storm on Sunday afternoon also left several animals killed. The worst hit villages are Bunwagi, Kihumuro, Buhungiro, Kirendere, Kyebando and Nyamigongo.
Over 50 families in the three sub-counties of Ntwetwe town council, Kitabona and Gayaza in Kyankwanzi district have been left homeless following a Wednesday night rainstorm that reduced their homes into a pile of rubble.