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Lack of Funds Hamper Relocation of Bududa Landslide Victims

Government is to delay the relocation of the Bududa landslide victims because of lack of funds to buy the land for resettling the victims.







In April government set May 31st as the deadline for relocating the Bududa landslide victims from Bulucheke camp to Sironko.







It was said then, that 11 billion shillings have been set aside for buying land in Bunambutye Sub County to resettle the landslide victims.







But Rose Nakabugo, the acting Assistant Commissioner for disaster management in the office of the Prime Minister says there is no money to purchase the 11,000 land.







Nakabugo told journalists in Sironko yesterday that government will fork out shillings 1 million for each acre of land.







She however didn't disclose when government expects to avail the money for purchasing the land and move the landslide victims.





Nakabugo also dispelled claims by some of the landslide victims that Bunambutye Sub County is insecure because of the Karimojong cattle raids in the area.





She said according to their findings no incident of insecurity has been reported in the area for the past two years since government military police personal in Bunambutye.







Michael Wabomba, a survivor of the landslide says that they are ready to relocate to Sironko.





He refutes allegations that the Bududa landslide victims are opposed to relocating to Sironko because of insecurity.











He says that the land in Bunambutye is fertile and near to their homes in Bududa, which makes it ideal for their resettlement.







In March 2010, a massive landslide hit Nametsi village in Bududa killing more 300, and displacing thousands of others.

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