The Inter-Religious Council of Uganda-IRCU has
appealed to government to carry out a geological study on rivers in Kasese
District to find a lasting solution to repeated flooding.
The Church of Uganda Archbishop, the
Most Reverend Steven Kazimba Mugalu, says the study will facilitate well
planned construction of infrastructure to avoid future disasters.
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He was speaking during the visit by IRCU
members to the flooded affected families in Kasese district on Monday.
on government to step up community sensitisation on environmental conservation
to avoid further disasters.
On his part, Sheikh Shaban Ramathan Mubaje, the
Mufti of Uganda and the current IRCU chairperson, said it is time for government
to find a long term solution to repeated floods in the region.
He said government must interest itself in
opening new studies on the geology of the region that can also help the
district in flood mitigation processes.
Sheikh Mubaje also said IRCU had
managed to collect some relief items for the flooded affected families, which
they delivered during the visit.
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Kasese LC V Chairperson, Geoffrey Ssebendire
Bigogo noted that as local leaders they have repeatedly asked government
in vain to study the state of on mountain Rwenzori in the region.
the inter-religious council for the timely support for the affected households.
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flooding occurred in May this year when three major rivers including Nyamwamba
in Kasese town, Mubuku in Ibanda-Kyanya town council and River Nyamughasana in
Kyalhumba sub County burst their and
displaced hundreds of households.
The floods followed a heavy downpour
that pounded the district for two days. Nyamwamba overflew
at Bunyandiko in Kilembe Sub County flooding the low land areas of the town.