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Storm Devastates Bukomansimbi Villages

At least 200 families are without shelter after a devastating storm ripped through Butenga and Kibinge sub counties in Bukomansimbi district leaving a trail of destruction. The most affected villages are Kamanda, Kiryamenvi, Kagogo, Katoma, Bbale and Buligita.
Residents looking at their house that was damaged by a heavy storm that hit parts of Bukomansimbi district on Wednesdy.
At least 200 families are without shelter after a devastating storm ripped through Butenga and Kibinge sub counties in Bukomansimbi district leaving a trail of destruction.

  

The most affected villages are Kamanda, Kiryamenvi, Kagogo, Katoma, Bbale and Buligita.

  

Musa Matovu Kigongo, a district councillor representing Kibinge Sub County, says the heavy storm on Wednesday evening came after several weeks without rain.

  

He says the storm destroyed houses leaving families without accommodation. Kigongo says the heavy storm also destroyed plantations exposing Masaka' food basket to food insecurity.

  

He says Kibinge is one of the few remaining sub counties which supply matooke in Masaka and its neighbouring towns.

  

Joseph Kagolo and his five family members are some of those whose houses were destroyed. He says he spent the night in the cold. He says he has now approached neighbours whose houses survived to give him and his family refuge.

  

Kagolo has asked the Ministry of Disaster Preparedness to come to his rescue.

  

Muhammad Kateregga, the Bukomansimbi district Chairperson says the district does not have resources to provide relief to the affected storm victims. He says the affected victims need iron sheets, cement, and maize flour among other items.

  

Kateregga says the district is now compiling a report to document those affected and then send it to the Office of the Prime Minister for help.

  

The storm comes just a week after another one destroyed houses and plantation in the neighbouring Lwengo district.

 

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