Among the affected villages include Rwenturagara, Katuntu, Nyabubare, Kigazi, Kijubwe, in Nyabubare Parish Rugaaga Town Council.
Mathias Tushabomwe Mayor Rugaaga Town Council
Acres of gardens and houses have been destroyed by a heavy
hailstorm in Bukanga county Isingiro district. The affected gardens include
banana plantations, Cassava, Maize and Beans.
Among the affected villages include Rwenturagara, Katuntu, Nyabubare, Kigazi,
Kijubwe, in Nyabubare Parish Rugaaga Sub County.
Mathias Tushabwomwe, the Mayor Rugaaga Town Council says about 31 villages
have been affected by the hailstorm that hit the area on Monday night.
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He says that the hailstorm struck at a time when the locals are
recovering from the famine and drought that hit them three years ago and
claimed the lives of people and animals.
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Johnson Tumuramye, one of the affected residents says that people
had tried to recover after getting loans from banks counting this as a setback.
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Jessica Akasiima one of the affected residents of Kijubwe Cell says
that the hailstorm destroyed banana plantations which could cause food shortage in
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Matooke is the major food crop that locals in Isingiro depend on
for both food and income.