Residents of Bukindi
village in Nairambi Sub County in Buvuma district are living in fear of
originating from higher grounds run through Bukindi village and drain into Lake
Victoria, which is about 2 kilometers away.
The streams have
caused ground movement
affecting about three acres of land that has triggered panic among residents as
their crops including cassava, maize and pine trees have already been buried
Julius Wafuko, one of the residents who relocated from the area after noticing
huge cracks, says the landslide often occurring during night hours whenever it
He wants government to send technical teams to assess the area and make recommendations
to residents so as to avert disaster.
//Cue in: “Naye enkuba
Cue out: …kyeyongedde okutambula”//
Moses Basalirwa, the Bukindi LC I Chairperson, says six houses and 10 gardens
of maize, cassava and pine trees have already been buried.
He says over 30
other gardens are also on the verge of being destroyed, which will compromise
food security in the area.
//Cue in: “Lugenze nga lupangulukuka…
Cue out: …obulala obwetagisa”//
another resident is scared of finding an alternative place to relocate too,
saying they don’t own any other land.
According to Mwogeza, many homesteads are
on the verge of being destroyed by the moving ground but have nothing they can
do unless government comes to their rescue.
//Cue in: “Nibanaiffe babano butimbigano…
Cue out: …nga kisenguka”//
Juma Kigongo, the Buvuma Deputy Residents District Commissioner, says he
visited the area and instructed the affected residents to vacate and suspend
further agricultural activities until they are advised by their technical teams.
“It is risky to allow
our people continue staying and working in the area which has already started
moving and developing dangerous cracks,” Kigongo said.