More than 6,000 people have been displaced by floods in Nambieso
Sub County, Kwania District. The most
affected are nine parishes, of Nambieso, Owiny, Bung, Atuma, Anwangi, Acaba,
Ayabi, Acwao and Etekiber parishes.
Residents who live along the shores of Lake Kwania have remained homeless and their gardens of crops submerged after the Lake burst its
The floods have also cut off roads that include Nambieso via Ayabi
to Agwata road that connects Kwania to Dokolo, Nambieso to Lira via Kwania road
Geoffrey Omara Ebuk, the Nambieso Sub County Chairperson, says
that they have submitted a list of the flood victims to the Ministry of disaster
preparedness but they are yet to get a response.
“The rising water level has continued to progress every day, as I
talk now over 6,500 families in Nambieso are homeless, several gardens of crops
submerged and community access roads cut off, we are in total lockdown, and we
are seeking for government intervention,” he said.
Fred Niara, the Nambieso Sub County Speaker says that due to the
floods, residents in the area can’t access health services at Nambieso HCIII.
He says that several roads leading to the facility have been cut off.
Jimmy Emmanuel Okello Ecun, the Nambieso Sub County Male Councillor
expressed fears that the affected communities will suffer severe famine since
they mainly depend on subsistence farming.
Okello wants the government to provide relief food and compensate
the flood victims for the losses incurred.
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Mercy Adongo, Susan Apio and Harriet Adoc, some of the flood-affected
victims in Nambieso Sub County say they have no option after floods ravaged
their gardens of crops calling for assistance from government and other
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Albina Awor, the Kwania District Chief Administrative Officer,
says they have already submitted the list of the flood victims to the Office of
the Prime Minister pending respond.