Kasese District leaders have asked the government to relocate more than 900 people from Kanyangeya cell, who were affected by the rising
The area is currently experiencing a rapid increase of water
sprouting from underground since May when major rivers in the district
including Nyamwamba burst their banks.
The victims are currently settled at Kanayangeya Primary Schools.
Last month, the District Disaster Management Committee resolved to
relocate the victims, but the process was halted due to limited resources.
Remah Namale the assistant camp leader says a team from the
Ministry of Water visited the area but up to date there has not been any
response. Namale is dismayed by the government’s failure to relocate them
despite persistent pleas for help.
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The LCV Chairperson Sibendire Bigogo says that although the
district identified a place where to relocate the victims, the district lacks
funds to feed the victims.
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Bigogo adds that the government is also yet to respond to numerous
request to desilt River Nyamwamba which has partly pushed its waters to the
area due to silting on its bed.
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The Deputy Town Clerk Kasese Municipality Kairi Kambasu, says they
have limited capacity to handle a disaster of such magnitude.
However, he says they have managed to mobilize partners who have
provided tarpaulins and other necessities to help the victims.