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Bududa Mudslide Victims Refuse to Vacate School

Tappy Namulondo the Bududa Chief Administrative Officer district, they have requested the victims to vacate, but they have refused until they are relocated or compensated. According to Namulondo, the toilets are filled up and need to be emptied and classrooms renovated.
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More than 200 mudslide victims in Bududa District have refused to vacate Bumwalye Primary School ahead of the reopening of schools next year.

Recently, Bududa was hit by several mudslides with the largest being that of Bulucheke sub-county displacing households in more than 10 villages. They later sought refuge at Bumwalye Primary School. 

The school has a population of 1,020 pupils who are scheduled to return to school in January.

However, according to Tappy Namulondo the Bududa Chief Administrative Officer district, they have requested the victims to vacate, but they have refused until they are relocated or compensated.

According to Namulondo, the toilets are filled up and need to be emptied and classrooms renovated.

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Betty Naster Khainza the Bududa District Education Officer asked the government to relocate the victims. She says that renovation plans have stalled because the classrooms are occupied by the landslide victims.

Some of the victims say that they have nowhere to go and want the Office of the Prime Minister to come to their rescue.

Peter Masambu, the LCIII Chairperson Bulucheke sub-county said his people were hit and need to be supported by the government. He adds that if the victims return to their homes, they will be forgotten by the government.

Milton Kamoti Wasunguyi, the LCV Chairperson Bududa says that the district lacks funds to provide food for the victims.

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