Kasese landslide victims still traumatized


People who were affected by the recent landslides and floods that befell Kasese district and are currently encamped at various temporarily established camps have reported that they are still traumatized.

Since April this year, the district has been witnessing disastrous incidents that have not only caused damages to property but also claimed the lives of more than 15 people.

The tragedies started with the dead of a woman from Kiraro village in Kitholhu sub-county who was struck by lightning. Another incident involved a senior two student of Sadex High School in Maliba Town Council who died while trying to cross River Mubuku.

A few days later, Kanyampara registered a related incident. On May 04, Mapatha village in Katooke Parish, Bugoye sub-county witnessed the death of three people who were later buried in Kathoma village of Rukooki sub-county.

On May 09, Kasese district woke up in shock after nine people died due to landslides and floods following a heavy downpour that befell most parts of the district.  As a result of those incidents, more than 4,500 people have been displaced and are currently encamped at 18 temporarily established camps across the district.

Messiah Radio has thus learnt that many of the displaced persons are living in deplorable conditions and since called on government to come to their rescue, arguing that their current situation is too traumatizing.

However, a number of development partners and the Office of the Prime Minister have made several donations in terms of food and non food items.

Yesterday, Augustine Thembo, an official attached to Conservation and Demand Agency-CODEA delivered a consignment of beans, maize flour, cooking oil, salt and tents among others to the affected persons.

Mr. Jackson Mughuruka, the Kyarumba Sub-county Chairperson proposed to the development partners to also donate scholastic materials to the school going children, stressing that because they were equally affected.


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