Government has started the second phase of relocating the
landslide victims in Bugisu sub-region.
The affected people are being drawn from the districts of Bududa, Namisindwa,
Bulambuli, Manafwa and Sironko.
Resettlement of people living in high-risk areas of Mount Elgon
region to Bunambutye Sub County in Bulambuli District started in May last year
where over 100 families were resettled.
In the second phase, 136 families will be relocated within a space of two weeks
according to Rose Nakabugo, the Assistant Commissioner in Charge of Disaster Preparedness
Nakabugo who led a team from the Office of the Prime Minister told journalists
that the victims will be given items which include a lantern, allocated a
housing unit, given food items like rice, maize flour and beans.
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Pamela Kamujuni Kalule, the Senior Disaster Management Officer office in the
office of the Prime Minister, said that relocation will continue in phases
until the target of relocating 900 households is met.
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Wilson Watira, the LCV Chairperson Bududa called on people living
in risky areas to voluntarily relocate.
David Watsakula, who lost his wife and all three children, said he
has been depending on a host family but now he is ready to begin a new life.
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Grace Nandutu, a mother of 9 who lost two children in the mudslides
in the Bushika landslides in Bududa lauded government for relocating them. She
says that they have been suffering in camps.