In June 2020, more than 20,000 people living along the River Nile belt in Madi Sub-region were displaced and property lost when the water levels of the River Nile increased following heavy rains.
Some of the homesteads submerged in the flood waters of River Nile at Laropi in Moyo district.
Victims at Laropi landing site in Moyo District are demanding government
intervention, a year after their homes were destroyed.
2020, more than 20,000 people living along the River Nile belt in Madi Sub-region
were displaced and property lost when the water levels of the River Nile
increased following heavy rains.
Munguediyo, one of the victims says that following the floods, they have never
been assisted by the government or any humanitarian organization. She says that
her business was affected by the floods, living her with no source of income.
been suffering and requesting help since the floods displaced us but to date,
nobody has come to our aid,” she says.
Toepista despite pleas to Moyo District authorities, no help has been rendered
Moriku Zalika another businesswoman at the landing site says life has become
hard and cannot manage to sustain the family. “Where we temporarily relocated,
there is nothing to survive on apart from digging for subsistence. We call upon
the government to help us with money so that we can resume our businesses,”
Councilor representing Laropi Town Council to Moyo District Ceaser Andevu,
said, the numerous financial challenges facing Moyo District Local Government
have made it difficult for the District to support the flood victims.
Anyama, LCV Chairperson Moyo says that the district disaster management
committee is waiting for funds this financial year and should be able to
consider moderate support to the flood victims.
“As you know
the Covid19 challenge has remained and the fact that last year we went into
elections, the district was financially handicapped and so we could not do
anything for these people,” said Anyama.
in Obongi Town Council where hundreds were displaced and their homes submerged
in floodwaters of River Nile, the district authorities are planning to relocate
the affected families this financial year.