The rains and winds that started on Sunday night destroyed several banana plantations and houses, leaving over 300 residents homeless. The rains also blew off the roof of Busunga town council market and Busunga army barracks.
The four-year project, code-named Innovation and Gender Sensitive Nature-Based Solutions for Resilience-NBS and Green jobs is implemented by WWF-Uganda in the districts of Kasese, Bundibugyo, Bunyangabu, Ntoroko, Kabarole and Rubirizi.
Joel Bwambale, the LC V Vice Chairperson of Bundibugyo District, says that he received communication from the Local Government Ministry directing the CAO to terminate the services of volunteers to avoid legal petitions during the recruitment processes.
Faith Kabafumu, the OC in charge of the Child Protection Unit, says that children are the most affected in these cases. She says that the COVID-19 lockdown has exposed children to a risky lifestyle and to offenders who usually take advantage of their age and domestic challenges.
According to legislators the camp, where they are now, is congested with 2,680 persons recorded from 81 households. They argue that the camp is posing a serious health risk to both the internal and external population after 126 persons tested positive for COVID-19.
Last month, more than 650 refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo-DRC fleeing the war in the eastern part of their country entered Bundibugyo District through Rwamabale Sub County in Ntoroko district.
Anthony Bigambo whose land is affected greatly by the development, says that he was taken by surprise to find his garden submerged last week despite the fact that there was no rain in the area. The farmer says that he has lost gardens of cocoa and banana.
Rev. Julius Tumwesige, the Archdeacon of Bumadu says the Christians are key sources of Church income and the closure of church premises complicates fundraising initiatives yet they need up to 100 million Shillings to purchase the Bishop’s car, complete the beautification of Bumadu Church and have a startup fund to run the Diocese.
Wilson Mubulya, the kingdom premier saluted the deceased for not only taking care of her family but also remaining committed during the Rwenzururu struggle in 1962. He recognized her role in the creation and leading of prominent women groups in the church of Uganda, whose impact remains visible.