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.
According to Wakoba said , on 30th October last year the head teacher in the names of Debora Wemesa sent her deputy also called Stephen Patrick Kakala requesting him (parent) to feed the teachers who had returned to school on the teaching business.
He complied upon their request and fed them on grounds that they would pay him after the month.
Abdul Weboya, the School Deputy teacher, says they don’t have money to replace the faulty batteries because of the merger UPE grants allocated to the school. He says that they have since written to Wales for assistance.
They have also asked government to put up a monument like a church at Nametsi where the public and grandchildren of those who perished in the disaster can go to remember them. They said most of those people who were buried there have no graves for their people to look at in remembrance for them.
Mathias Nabutele, the Deputy Prime Minister of Inzu Ya Masaba, says they have restricted the number of mourners to comply with the Standard Operating Procedures set by the Ministry of Health to contain the spread of COVID-19.
Eric Mukhwana, the spokesperson of Inzu Ya Bamasaba, said they will complete the roofing of the storied house today or today, adding that they may not complete the house but will put it at the level of hosting the late Umukuka’s body.
A group of residents teamed up to search for the minor’s body in vain. Emma Nambale, one of those who were searching for the body, said they would dig channels to release the water to allow them to retrieve the body.