Simon Mutiti, a resident of Butiaba landing site in Butiaba Sub County is one of those displaced by the floods. According to Mutiti, he is currently experiencing untold suffering since his three houses were submerged by floods.
Houses submerged by floods at Wanseko landing site in Buliisa district.Photo by Emmanuel Okello.
Birahwa Mukitale, the Buliisa County Member of Parliament wants the government
to allocate part of Bugungu Wildlife Conservation area near Murchison falls
National Park to resettle thousands of people displaced by floods in the
Bugungu Wildlife Conservation area, which covers 193 square miles,
seats between Bulisa and Masindi districts. It is home to a number of game
animals such as Hippos, Uganda Kobs, Leopards, Lions, Buffaloes and warthogs
Mukitale, Buliisa district leadership has severally appealed to the government
to provide land to resettle more than 3500 families from the shores of Lake
Albert in Butiaba, Kigwera and Buliisa Sub County displaced by floods in March
The most affected landing sites are Wanseko, Katanga, Masaka, in Kigwera
sub-county, Kawaibanda, Butiaba, Boma, Kigangaizi, Tugombili and
Walukuba. Others are Bugoigo, Kamagongoro, Kigungu, Serule, Piida,
Waisoki, Triangle and Magali in Butiaba sub-county, Kabolwa and Kigoya landing
sites in Buliisa sub-county.
that government allocates part of Bugungu wildlife conservation area to host
the affected people if there is no alternative land. According to Mukitale, the
flood victims are stuck in churches and schools while others are sleeping under
trees as floods continue ravaging the area.
Mutiti, a resident of Butiaba landing site in Butiaba Sub County is one of
those displaced by the floods. According to Mutiti, he is currently
experiencing untold suffering since his three houses were submerged by floods. Sarah Katusiimwe, another victim wonders why the
government has not thought of resettling them despite the hardship they are
Bashir Hangi, the Uganda Wildlife-UWA Spokesperson told Uganda
Radio Network that they do not have the authority to de-gazette Bugungu wildlife
game reserve to resettle the flood victims.