Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja has now directed the ministers of Luwero- Rwenzori Affairs, ICT and national guidance and Members of Parliament from Kasese to identify land to resettle the affected persons.
government has proposed to buy land and resettle internally displaced persons-IDPs
in Kasese district.
200 households have spent at least 10 months in an Internally Displaced
Camp-IDP in Muhokya Sub-county after floods ravaged the district in May last
more than 20 households were also displaced and are currently camped at the Humanist
School in Rukoki sub-county.
Minister Robinah Nabbanja has now directed the ministers of Luwero-
Rwenzori Affairs, ICT and national guidance and Members of Parliament from
Kasese to identify land to resettle the affected persons.
was in Kasese on Tuesday and visited the camps said she had been directed by President
Museveni to ensure displaced persons are settled.
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also said her office has extended some relief to the victims of the floods. The
items included 40,000 kgs of maize flour, 20,000 beans, 2000 kilograms of
sugars, 100 boxes of soap among other non-food items.
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The Minister of Disaster Preparedness and Refugees Hillary Onek directed the
commissioner for disaster Rose Nakabugo to work with Kasese district leadership
to identify the space and present a report to the government as soon as
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Beatrice Anywar the Minister of State for Environment who accompanied the PM
challenged local leaders to jointly expedite the process so that the displaced
persons can restart their lives again.
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by the government has excited some of the displaced people. Elizabeth Biira a
mother of six welcomed the decision as a relief to mothers who have been
struggling to find enough food for their children.
she will be able to resume her farming practice once she acquires a piece of
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says the land currently they are settling on has a poor texture to handle
agriculture. He says they have been used to labour on their own to
provide for their families.
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Sitalusi Muhindo says they have been praying to acquire land. She says the best
thing for her family is having a place they can call home.