Several households in Nakatiti parish, Muntu Sub County in Amolatar district are
counting losses following heavy rainfall accompanied by hail storms that swept through their gardens on Friday.
affected villages include Kitaleba A’ where 120 households were affected, 80
from Kitaleba B’ and some from Nakatiti.
is one of the few sub counties in Amolatar district which was not affected by
floods thus an area where most farmers especially those whose farm land were
flooded had hired gardens for growing crops.
Akullo, a 69-year-old widow and resident of Nakatiti village and Milly Acai,
another widow looking after ten orphans in the same area were shocked to find all
their crops swept away by the heavy rains.
are appealing to the government to come to their rescue by providing fast
yielding seeds like beans, cassava and maize for planting in the gardens left
empty by the rain.
in: “Kot obungo nino…
out: …. opwodo oko duc.”//
Adupa, a farmer who lost five Acres of sim sim expressed fear that theft may
result in the area since there are no crops left in gardens.
in: “Pe ogo nino…
out: … ame pe lare.”//
Silvia Onono who lost 15 chicken due to the hail storm is happy that her animals
survived having relocated them to another spot on Thursday evening, a day
before the storm.
works in different ways. Imagine I used to tie my animals under this very tree
which fell on the chicken house during the storm. What if they were tied under
the tree, they would all be dead by now,” added Onono.
Ochan, the women’s affairs secretary for Nakatiti parish asked government to
come to their rescue as they have nothing now.
in: “Oya odiko onwongo…
out: … atuma nono kiti.”//Meanwhile
Simon Peter Ongom, the outgoing district chairperson says the District’s disaster
and preparedness committee is yet to assess the magnitude of damage for onward
reporting to the Prime Minister’s office.