Internally Displaced Persons seek quick resettlement


With schools expected to resume within a week from now, internally displaced persons in Bukonzo County East have expressed worry over the next course of action since most of them are being temporarily encamped at various primary schools.

Early this month, several parts of Kasese district suffered heavy rains which caused floods that killed 13 people and displaced several others in the Sub-counties of Kyondo, Nyakabingo, Kyarumba, Bugoye, Bwesumbu, Buhuhira and Kyarumba Town Council.

More than 430 households with a population of over 2100 persons are encamped at Kalonge I Primary School, Bwitho Primary School and St. Michael Mughanza Primary School yet these institutions are meant to reopen on Monday.

At Kalonge I Primary School, Mr. Mayani Mbusa, the Camp Chairperson says he has no idea where the more than 100 persons at the camp will go since most of their houses were washed away.

Benendicto Masereka, Camp Secretary of the displaced persons at Bwitho Primary school and Uziyeri Ithungu Kabangire, the Chairperson of the displaced persons at St. Michael Mughanza Primary appealed to government to consider resettling the over 4,500 internally displaced persons in Bukonzo County East.

Mr. Masereka also reported food shortage in the IDP camp Bwitho Primary School.

Dr. Julius Monday Bwambale Rude, the Bukonzo County East NRM Chairperson, has sympathized with the victims and appealed to central government and other development stakeholders to come to the rescue of the people since the next academic term is starting soon.


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