More than 70 households are still trapped in the middle of Lake Albert in Ntoroko district more than two years after floods submerged Kanara sub-county.
The water levels increased in September 2019 displacing hundreds of people.
Apparently, the affected families live on suspended makeshift structures hanging on top of their former homes. The most affected areas are residents of Kamuga, Katanga and Rwenyana villages.
Ntoroko district authorities say that they have at least evacuated over 2000 people from the affected sub-county. Ninety percent of the land in the affected sub-county is still submerged.
Some of the affected family members told URN that they are in dire need of essential supplies like clean and safe water, medical supplies and food.
Joyce Kaboona, a resident of Kamuga parish says they have a problem accessing clean water since the lake is highly contaminated.
//Cue in: itwe hanu ekizibu kya amaize…
Cue out: Nibagaletta kunu nibagabungya,”//
John Baptist, another resident says that they had hoped that when the prime minister, Robinah Nabanjja visited the area and promised to buy the land for their resettlement they would be moved but nothing has changed many months after.
//Cue in: “Nabanja akaija yatugambiira….
Cue out : mukama ruhanga niiwe natulinda,”//
Williams Kasoro, the Ntoroko LC V chairperson says that as a district they do not have enough resources to procure land for resettling the flood victims.
He says that the affected households are suffering on the lake due to failure to access basic needs like water, food and health services.