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Kasese District to Relocate Kanyangeya Flood Victims As Water Continues to Raise

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On Tuesday, 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.
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Kasese District Disaster Management Committee-DDMC has resolved to relocate flood victims from Kanyangeya cell in Kasese municipality.  

The decision 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.  

On Tuesday, 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 communities.

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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Cue out:… tutukyasana okuberawo.”// 


Agnes 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.

Kasese district is still struggling to secure Shillings 436 million for desilting and dredging the beds of river Nyamwamba, Nyamugasani and Mubuku.

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