The fresh rising water levels from Lake Kyoga have destroyed crop gardens and cut off sections of roads in Nakasongola district.
In 2020, water levels increased submerging shorelines, swamps, and flood plains, displacing thousands of people and flooding infrastructure.
Now as the heavy rains intensify, the water levels have again risen destroying crops of 30 farmers and cutting off sections of the roads. The affected areas are Kikooge, Kabaala, Kacanga, Muwunami, Zengebe landing sites and Lwampanga town council.
Mr. Jamirah Nakiyimba the Vice Chairperson LCIII Chairperson of Lwampanga town council explains that the residents returned to the shorelines because they had nowhere to go.
Mr. Nakiyimba explains that the residents had planted which include maize, watermelon, cassava, and beans but these have been destroyed by rising water at the Lake. Ms Nakiyimba speaking…….
Charles Andama the Nakasongola District Senior Environment Officer says that they expect more people to be affected by the rising water levels because they were warned but ignored the advice to leave the shorelines. Mr. Andama speaking……..
Sam Kigula the LCV Chairperson of Nakasongola says that the destruction of crops is an early warning of another danger, especially to those people who re-occupied houses that had been submerged by floods. END