The Office of
Prime Minister - OPM has delivered relief items to people who were affected and
relocated by floods from the rising Lake Albert water levels at various landing
sites in Kagadi district.
4,000 people in Ndaiga Sub County were displaced from their homes because of
floods resulting from increased water levels of Lake Albert. The most affected landing sites are; Kabukanga, Rwebigongoro, Nkuse and Ndaiga.
Some of the
displaced persons are currently residing in churches and schools, while others relocated
to areas that were not affected by the floods.
items include 17500 kilograms of Maize flour, 7500kgs of beans,100kgs of sugar and
500 pieces of blankets. The items were delivered today.
the Kagadi District communications officer confirmed the development to Uganda
Radio Network - URN immediately after the district received the relief items.
He says they have been engaging the government to help the
district since March when floods started causing havoc to the locals settling on
the shores of lake Albert.
He says many people are up to date starving on the
shores of lake Albert since the floods caused untold suffering when food and property was destroyed.
says the district leaders will convene a meeting and devise means of delivering
the relief items to the affected persons next week.
Akampulira, one of the people affected by floods at Ndaiga landing site
applauded the government for the donation saying many displaced families are
starving since they can't afford to provide for their families after they were hit hard by the floods.
Oscar Cwinyay, the LC3 chairperson of Ndaiga sub county says the donation is timely and called on
well-wishers and Non governmental organizations-NGOs to continue
supporting the sub county as it battles to keep displaced families alive
several districts in the Albertine Graben including Buliisa, Hoima, Kagadi and
Kikuube have been experiencing floods resulting from the increasing water levels
of Lake Albert.