Kasoro told the prime minister that in 2019 floods submerged Katanga, Rwenyana, Kajweka, Rwangara, Kamuga and Kachwankumu parishes in Kanaara sub-county. They also affected several cells in Kanara town council and Butungama sub-county, which borders the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Ntoroko district leadership wants the central government to degazette at least 8 square miles of Tooro Semuliki game
reserve land to host 11,000 people displaced by floods. The district leadership made by the LC V
Chairperson, William Kasoro made the appeal during
the visit of the Prime Minister, Robina Nabanja to assed assess the impact of floods on the residents.
Kasoro told the prime minister that in 2019 floods submerged Katanga, Rwenyana, Kajweka, Rwangara, Kamuga and Kachwankumu parishes in Kanaara sub-county. They also affected several
cells in Kanara town council and Butungama sub-county, which borders the Democratic
Republic of Congo.
He also revealed that the floods affected more than 56 Kilometres of the road network connecting various communities. According to Kasoro,
the floods displaced over 11000 people, saying that they need
at least Shillings 8 billion to
relocate the victims.
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Residents who preferred anonymity said that they feel abandoned by the government since they have not received any help for the last two years. They noted that they
have nowhere to relocate to since the submerged places have been their areas of origin.
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Gerald Rwemulikya, the Ntoroko county Mp, said that they invited the prime minister to listen to the complaints
of the residents and deliver them to the president. In her speech, Nabanja said
that she was deeply touched by the situation of the flood victims.
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She said her office will find Shillings 800 million to buy
land and relocate 100 families
that are stuck in the middle of lake Albert. She said that
the decision to degazette 8 square
miles on land in the Tooro
Semuliki game reserve lies with the president.