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Residents in Kiboga District Left Homeless As Storm Destroys Houses, Crops

The Monday downpour destroyed property that includes crops, trees, and houses in the villages of Kiwanguzi, Kagobe, Kilulumba, Kabakanjagala, and Nassuuna in Kiboga Town Council.
An old woman, Yaziya Nalumansi standing near her destroyed house in Kapeke Sub County

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More than 200 people from five villages in Kiboga District are homeless following a heavy storm that destroyed their houses and crops.

The Monday downpour destroyed property that includes crops, trees, and houses in the villages of Kiwanguzi, Kagobe, Kilulumba, Kabakanjagala, and Nassuuna in Kiboga Town Council.

Residents have appealed to the district leaders to come to their rescue saying that the heavy downpour destroyed their crops and that they have no source of food.     

Prossy Nabachwa a single mother in Kapeke Sub County said that her plantation was destroyed and she has no food.

 //Cue in: okusinzira ku mbuyaga

… Cue out: “…kulabirira baana...” 

Cathy Namatovu who lost her stall and house appealed to the government for help because the business has been her only source of livelihood. She says that the incident leaves her with no means to survive.

Disan Sewanyana, resident of Kagobe Village in Kapeke Sub County said that the roof of his house was blown off leaving him homeless.  

  

 //Cue in: buli kantu konna...

Cue out: empe ku buyamba.//

The Kiboga West Member of Parliament, Abdul Mutumba expressed concern and promised to deliver their appeal to the Office of the Prime Minister for support.   He also attributed the incident to the increasing effects of Climate Change, asking the residents to plant more trees to prevent the adverse effects.     

//cue in: wona wona eyo..

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