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Alebtong Leaders Demand Relief Aid for Flood Victims :: Uganda Radionetwork
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Alebtong Leaders Demand Relief Aid for Flood Victims

Denis Johnson Okello, the Alebtong LCV Chairperson says they have informed the Ministry of Disaster about the plight of the victims. Okello wants the Ministry to supply drugs, food and tarpaulins.
Some of the structures that collapsed in 2018 during flood

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Alebtong district leaders have asked the government to supply relief food to more than 4,000 flood victims. This follows two weeks of heavy rains in the area.

The most affected are Omoro, Adwir, Angeta, Akura, and  Abia Sub Counties.

The floods destroyed 100 grass-thatched houses and crops which include maize, cassava, beans and sunflower.

Denis Johnson Okello, the Alebtong LCV Chairperson says they have informed the Ministry of Disaster, Preparedness about the plight of the victims. Okello wants the Ministry to supply drugs, food and tarpaulins.

Barbara Akech, the District Secretary for health and education says some 200 residents from the parishes of Alololo, Ocokober and Centre Kampala in Adwir Sub County have sought refuge in classrooms at Adwir Primary School and Adwir Health Centre.

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In Akura Sub County, about 150 residents of Bardago Parish have also been affected by the floods with several toilets and crops destroyed.

Bosco Okello, a resident of Omoro Sub County who lost two grass-thatched houses last year, says that he has again lost three acres of his beans.

Okello is worried about the looming food shortage in the coming months if they are not supported.

Alebtong district mainly in the Sub Counties of Omoro, Akura, Amugu and Abako often experience floods.

In July 2018 the sub counties experienced a two-month-long flood due to heavy rains destroying several crops, houses among others. Some 5,000 people were directly affected by the floods.    



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