Over 1,000 people who were displaced by floods in Bundibugyo
District have returned home.
This follows the closure of the host camps of Semuliki High
Secondary School in Harugale Sub County and Bubukwanga Transit Camp in
Bubukwanga Sub County.
The floods which hit the district in December devastated 12 sub-counties from
Bwamba and Bughendara counties and claimed the lives of at least 20 people,
washed away several crop gardens, properties and soils from hilltops. Over
1,152 households were affected.
The LCV Vice-Chairperson Barnabas Bezinde says they have decided to close down
the camps and support the affected persons direct from their homes.
Bezinde urged people to return to their homes, become productive and embrace
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Alifa Asuman, the Harugale Sub County Speaker wants the government to come to
the recuse of the affected families.
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Erinora Bwarukaga says the camp life has been a setback in their
lives. She remains worried of life without a permanent structure to live
in and food for her ground children.