CAO Raps OPM Over Kasese Flood Victims


The Kasese District Chief Administrative Officer has vowed to camp at the office of the Prime Minister in Kampala over the issues of the flood victims encamped at Muhokya trading centre in Muhokya Town Council.

Mr. Elias Byamungu made the revelation on Thursday as he was responding to questions asked to him by the members of the press requiring him to explain the extent to which he had gone to push for the issues of the people encamped at Muhokya Internally Displaced Camp.

In May 2020, most rivers streaming from the Rwenzori Mountains burst their banks causing devastating floods that displaced scores of people mainly from Kanyangeya in Nyamwamba Division and other lower local governments including Maliba and Karusandara sub-counties among others.

The victims who first stayed at some selected schools and churches near their flooded areas were later transferred to Muhokya where the District had established a temporary camp with a promise of settling them as government secures money. Since then, they are still encamped at Muhokya.

Mr. Byamungu told the press that following the time the flood victims have spent in the camp, he thought it wise to pinch camp at the Office of the Prime Minister until he gets a clear answer concerning the people encamped at Muhokya.

He also revealed that despite being in the camp, the flood victims are eligible to benefit from the funds under the Parish Development Model arrangement.

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