3,500 flood victims in Buliisa District have renewed calls for the government
to resettle them.
The floods displaced thousands of people in Butiaba and Kigwera Sub counties
and Butiaba town council in Buliisa district since March 2020. The floods
submerged several homes destroying household property.
affected people are from Wanseko, Katanga, Masaka landing sites in Kigwera Sub-County and Kawaibanda, Butiaba, Boma, Kigangaizi, Tugombili, and Walukuba.
Others are Bugoigo, Kamagongoro, Kigungu, Serule, Piida, Waisoki,
Triangle, and Magali in Butiaba sub-county, Kabolwa, and Kigoya landing sites in
2021, Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja said that the government will acquire
land and resettle the victims. But to date, some of the flood victims are
still stuck in churches.
Kyomuhendo, a resident of Wanseko landing site says it is unfortunate that
the government has taken a long to acquire land and have them resettled.
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Akumu, a flood victim at Butiaba landing site in Butiaba town council says she
has lost hope of being resettled by the government after spending close to
three years without any intervention from the government.
Peter Kyomuhendo, a resident of Kabolwa landing site in Buliisa sub-county says
the government should consider flood victims in Buliisa and have them resettled
since currently they don’t have anywhere to settle.
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the Buliisa LCV Chairperson says that they submitted to the government the list
of all the affected persons but to date, they have not received any
Stephen Byaruhanga Mfashingabo, the Buliisa Resident District Commissioner
called on the flood victims to be patient saying the government is doing all it can
to have them resettled.
does not mention the progress the government has made to have the victims