Landslide wreaks havoc in Ibanda-Kyanya Town Council


A landslide has wreaked mayhem in Nyakabugha Cell in Ibanda Central Ward of Ibanda-Kyanya Town Council.

Residents say the landslides were precipitated by lines of weakness established within the various pieces of land adjacent to the water flume line belonging to Kilembe Mines Limited.

Ivan Mawano, a resident of Nyakabugha Cell says the land slide happened at around 9am when he heard a loud bang as a mass of water was looking for its way down the hill from the flume line.

According to Mawano, , the flume line has developed so many leaking points that water is always continually oozing out of the line and being drained by the pieces of land around subsequently posing a threat to the lives of the people.

Mawano, who together with his family has since vacated his house, says his crops including coffee, bananas and cassava were ravaged as a result of the Sunday Morning landslide.

Mary Masika, another resident of Nyakabugha Cell has been rendered homeless after the house in which she was staying was razed down by the disaster.

Mary told Messiah Radio that all her property including clothes, beddings, four pigs, four goats, chicken, eight basins of coffee and money worth UGX 300,000 have since been buried down.

Martha Yambo, another resident of the same in the same area says government must run fast to come to rescue of affected persons who have not only lost their crops but also their lives are endangered by possible landslides that could happen in the area.

Mr Bernard Masereka, the district councillor representing Ibanda-Kyanya Town Council says it is high time government closed the operations of the flume line since it has so many damages on it.


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