Landslide victims in Bugisu region have asked
the government to relocate them to safe places. The victims are currently
seeking refuge in internally displaced camps.
Sarah Nambozo one of the victims at Wambewo internally
displaced camp at Bubyangu sub-county in Mbale district says since they were taken
to the camp, they have never received support.
Nambozo adds, they want the government to relocate them to a safe
place like at the Nabunabutye government relocation center in Bulambuli.
Suleiman Nabende also from Bukwaga A internally displaced camp in
Bubyangu Sub County, says that they were relocated due to the fears of being
hit by rolling rocks from Mt. Elgon.
He adds that they have no plans to return to their homes and now
government should find them a better a place where they can be relocated to.
Stephen Wagabaila from Bugitimwa Sub County in Sironko says that
in Bugitimwa, Masaba, and Bukyaba Sub Counties, big cracks have been discovered
which may cause landslides any time following the current downpour.
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Jack Bwayo the acting sub-county chief of Bubyangu Sub County in
Mbale district says, since they relocated people last month from disaster risk
areas to the camps but have failed to provide them with food and
other necessities due to lack of funds.
Irene Nakasiita, the Head of Communications at Uganda Red Cross
society asked the locals to use the community radio, URSC installed in all
disaster risk areas in Bugisu to communicate or alerting people in case of any