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Kanara Sub County Leaders Cry Out Two Years After Floods Submerged Headquarters

In 2019 the sub-county was submerged by the rising water levels from Lake Albert, at least more than 11,000 residents in the area were displaced from their homes.
21 Jan 2022 18:14
Prime Minister Robina Nabanja on her Visit to Kanara suounty Ntoroko district in october

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Leaders of Kanara Sub County in Ntoroko District are operating under trees and verandas due to a lack of offices after floods submerged offices. 

In 2019 the sub-county was submerged by the rising water levels from Lake Albert, at least more than 11,000 residents in the area were displaced from their homes.

Friday Mujungu, the LCIII Sub County Chairperson says 90% of the sub-county land surface was submerged.  He says that they are facing an uphill task to operate, which they say is denying residents vital social services. He adds that they do not have office space to facilitate work.  

According to Mujungu, vital documents that were kept in different offices were all destroyed.

// Cue in; we also lost our roads...

Cue out: emergency road funds” //

Mujungu also says that they have sent several requests to the government to construct new sub-county offices, but there hasn’t been a positive response.

//Cue in: economically this sub-county... Cue out: cannot afford”//

Edward Kule, the Sub County Chief says that due to lack of offices, both the political and technical teams operate from their homes and sometimes under trees.  He adds that they are also struggling to collect revenue from the already disadvantaged population.

William Kasoro, the LCV Chairperson Ntoroko says that the lack of office space can’t prevent the sub-county officials from executing work. He says the sub-county has been able to purchase land but they lack funds to construct sub-county headquarters.

Kasoro also says that the district is struggling to look after the people who were displaced by the floods.

//Cue in: and we are going to…

Cue out: also engulfed by water”//

In October 2021, Prime Minister Robina Nabanja visited Kanara Sub County and promised to buy land to resettle the displaced people. However, this is yet to be fulfilled.  

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