District Disaster Management Committee-DDMC has resolved to relocate flood
victims from Kanyangeya cell in Kasese municipality.
stems from the rapid increase of water sprouting from underground in the area
since May when major rivers in the district including Nyamwamba broke their
banks and flooded the area.
the District Disaster Technical Committee noted that it is paramount to relocate
at least 917 people who have pitched camp at Kanyangeya and Cremson primary
schools to safer grounds.
Taddeo Muhindo, a member of the District Disaster Technical Committee, says
they have already consulted district authorities to secure Kogere primary
the school playground in Rukoki Sub County to temporarily host the flood-affected
He says the team is working with other
partners to work out modalities how the affected persons can be supported
during the transition.
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Muhindo also re-echoed plans by the district to establish a permanent
evacuation center to handle future eventualities.
The disaster team
revealed that they are already on the ground mobilizing communities in disaster-prone areas because of the anticipated heavy rains in October.
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Aryemah Remah Namale, the Kanyangeya Assistant Camp leader has welcomed the
move but asked the district to establish a permanent resettlement area.
Namale says that they are worried of being evicted
should schools be reopened soon.
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Muhindo, one of the flood victims, says the water sprouting from underground is
exposing them to a high risk of contracting diseases such as bilharzia.
is still struggling to secure Shillings 436 million for desilting and dredging
the beds of river Nyamwamba, Nyamugasani and Mubuku.