More than 50 houses have been submerged in Rweshama landing site
on Lake Edward, Rukungiri district. This is after the overflowing of rivers Nchweera
and Ntungwa in Queen Elizabeth National Park.
Isaac Tinyinekabi, the Bwambara sub-county councillor representing
Rweshama parish attributed the overflow of the two rivers to heavy rains that
have been pounding the area.
Tinyinekabi says that sanitation at the landing site is appalling after
floods submerged more than 30 latrines.
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Henry Chance, the Vice-Chairperson of Rweshama Fishmongers
Association says that the floods have affected businesses at the landing site.
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Enock Kasibayo, a retail shop owner at the landing site says that
floods have submerged in his shop destroying a refrigerator, furniture and
Kasibayo is also unhappy that despite the persisting floods, the district
authorities are collecting dues from the traders.
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Andrew Kateebire, Rukungiri LCV Chairperson says that there is no
immediate solution to the floods in the area. He says that the district will
have to first talk to Uganda Wildlife Authority which controls the two rivers
to forge a way forward on how they can control the overflow of waters.