More than 7,000 people displaced by floods resulting from the rising Lake Albert water levels in Ntoroko district want the government to resettle them.
Flooding in the district is a perennial problem.
However, it escalated at the start of this year when the lake burst its banks spilling water to over 10 kilometers into communities.
The most affected areas are Kanara Sub-county
and Kanara Town Council, where floodwaters submerged houses, schools, and
churches, among others.
Some of the affected persons are currently sleeping out in the cold, at relative homes or some of the public buildings that are not swallowed up by the water.
Madina Kabagenyi was found checking through the rubbles of her destroyed kitchen with the hope to find any useful property.
The mother of three told our reporter that she is forced to send her young children to her sister in Rwenyange village for shelter during the night, while, she and the husband brave the cold at Ntoroko Primary School with the hope that government will resettle them. Ms. Madina on resettlement;…
Fedress Nkabasakira, 69, a grandmother of seven narrates that she struggled to raise a house that could accommodate her and the grandchildren but when the floods came, her house was among the first to be washed away before thieves took each property she had managed to save. Ms Federesi speaking;.
Ricard Mulinawe, the LCI Chairman of Ntoroko North A cell, says over 200 people were displaced in his area, without resettling the victims, Mulinawe is worried that a wave of disease outbreaks and poverty looms around the area. Ends