Kasese District Disaster Management Committee encourages tree planting


The Secretary for the Kasese District Disaster Management Committee has reiterated his appeal to the people living in the disaster prone areas to embrace tree planting as an alternative means of controlling floods.

Mr. Joseph Singoma, who also doubles as the District Senior Planner sounded the remarks while addressing the mourners who had thronged Katulu village in Kilembe sub-county for the send off of Tryphine Ithungu, a three –year-old girl who was rendered lifeless after a landslide fell on their kitchen forcing its wall to fall on her.

The incident also left Mr.  Zephanus Syahungene injured and was taken to one of the clinics in the area.

Following the incident, Mr. Singoma encouraged the community members to embrace the culture of planting trees that would act as wind breakers as well as preventing floods from causing havoc whenever it rains.

He, however, called for vigilance during the rainy season and advised the people living in disaster prone areas to resort to shifting to some safer places.

On her part, the Vice Chairperson for Kilembe Sub-county, Ms Harriet Masika Kanyama, discouraged the community members from tempering with nature as one way preventing floods from causing landslides.

She also observed need for government to establish refugee camps to accommodate people who are affected by floods.

Mr. Zephanus Syahungene who was left injured on the leg by the wall noted that it was unpredictable that such an incident could happen in the area. 


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