Moses Kisabayi, a relative to Bwambale’s family says the minor was washed by running water while following her parents who had rushed to rescue property from their neighbor’s house that was on a verge of collapse following the heavy rains.
Fresh flash floods have claimed the life of a three-year-old child and
destroyed various property and crops in Bundibugyo District.
deceased minor has been identified as Nzebere Bwambale, a resident of Kitehe
village in Kasitu parish in Kasitu Sub County.
The floods swept
through Ntandi town council and Kasitu Sub County following heavy rains that
pounded the area between 1am and 6am on Wednesday morning forcing River
Nyabulere and Nyabughesere to burst their banks.
Moses Kisabayi, a
relative to Bwambale’s family, says the minor was swept by running
water while following her parents who had rushed to rescue property from
their neighbor’s house that was on the verge of collapse following the heavy
Asaba Galibulha, the Ntandi Town Council LC III Chairperson told URN that more
than 800 households are estimated to have been affected by the floods.
says the floods also washed away gardens of banana, cocoa and sweet potatoes.
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“Am asking government
and UNRA to ensure they put at strong bridges that can withstand such kind of
disasters…” Galibulha said
Abdu Musinguzi, one of the affected residents says the destruction caused by
the floods has made their area food insecure. He predicts famine, saying the
area was just recovering from the rains of May that affected their crops.
Ronald Mutegeki, the
Bundibugyo District LC V Chairperson, says they are currently assessing the
level of destruction in collaboration with Uganda Red Cross Society and compile
a report for submission to the Office of the Prime Minister for assistance.
Mutegeki also says
that he has already notified Uganda National Roads Authority-UNRA to
rehabilitate and open several roads affected by the floods.
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Bundibugyo Resident District Commissioner-RDC, Grace Asiimwe told URN that
they are mobilising resources to help the affected persons.
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Teams from Uganda Red
Cross Society and World vision are already on the ground helping the affected
In May this year, floods killed a UPDF soldier and displaced more
than 700 families after River Lamia burst its banks in Busunga Sub County.
region is experiencing heavy rains.