Kasese District local government working with the Office of the prime minster has temporarily resettled more than 1500 persons who were displaced by the floods and landslides to Muhokya Sub County.
In May up to 1,500 people were displaced when major rivers including Nyamwamba and Mubuku burst their banks washing away gardens, homes, and key infrastructure across the district.
In Kanyangeya, people were displaced by the rising waters from underground.
Most of the displaced have been hosted by schools and churches in Kanyangeya, Maliba, Karusandara, Bwesumbu, Kitholhu, among others.
The Kasese district planner Joseph Isingoma told the press yesterday that acres of land have been provided by Muhokya sub county local government for the purpose as government continues planning for permanent settlement.
Mr. Isingoma added that they brought 10 active camps mainly from Busongora counties together for better management.
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However, Isingoma says there is still need to help the communities’ access water, food, lack of shelter and sanitation facilities including latrines and bath rooms.
Ineah Bwambale one of the relocated persons says his hope is in government to support them with food and infrastructure. Mr. Ineah speaking;….
Ms. Masika Joy wants the district leadership to provide them with tools they can use to put up structures. End.