Kasese District Disaster Management Committee issues a comment on Nyakabugha landslide


Kasese District Disaster Management Committee has officially commented on the landslide that occurred on Sunday morning in Nyakabugha Cell of Ibanda-Kyanya Town Council in Busongora County North.

A landslide that resulted from the leakages of the water pipes belonging to Kilembe Mines Limited power generation flume line happened at around 9am.

Mr. Joseph Singoma, the Kasese District Senior Planner who is also the Disaster Management Focal Person says that the catastrophe left at least 17 houses affected. Five of the affected houses were completely destroyed while 12 were filled with floods and debris.

All the houses were harboring 101 people who are now staying with their relatives in the same community.

Singoma also indicates that in addition to the houses, 15 acres of crop gardens and some livestock were equally affected.

According to him, a report has so far been submitted to the Office of the Prime Minister with a request for some relief items to be given to the affected families.

He, however, appeals to the Management of Kilembe Mines Limited to quickly make renovations on the affected power generation flume line in a bid to avoid further damages from happening in the community.

The Kasese District Chairperson, Mr. Eliphaz Muhindi Bukombi who immediately visited the site acknowledged as leaders, they held a meeting with the management of Kilembe Mines Limited but did not disclose the resolutions reached during the meeting.

Mr. Benon Tabaro, the Kilembe Mines Limited acting Executive Director told Messiah Radio on phone last evening that the company employees were on ground making assessment and bush clearing.


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