FLOODS: Prime Minister Nabbanja Queries Kasese Flood Victims Relief Items

By SMN Correspondent

KASESE, Uganda-SHIFTMEDIA- As the government seeks to replace over 1,000 displaced Kasese residents, issues of substandard relief items continue to dog this nation.

On Tuesday following directives from the President, Prime Minister Robinah Musafiri Nabbanja flew to Kasese to assess the situation of the damage caused by the floods.

She was accompanied by Environment State Minister Beatrice Anywar.

While addressing Kasese district leaders, Nabbanja who said President Museveni had instructed that land be identified to resettle the displaced families questioned the quality of the relief items.

Government had through the Office of the Prime Minister distributed relief to the victims of the floods caused by the bursting of the Nyamwamba river.

The items included 40 tons of maize flour, 20 tons of beans, two tons of sugar, blankets, and 100 boxes of soap among others.

But while assessing the blankets, Nabbanja queried the quality and ordered that they be returned to Kampala and be replaced with quality blankets.

While addressing the victims, the Minister of Disaster Preparedness and Refugees Hillary Onek directed the commissioner for disaster Rose Nakabugo to work with Kasese district leadership to identify the space and present a report to the government as soon as possible.

Beatrice Anywar the Minister of State for Environment tasked the local leaders to jointly expedite the process so that the displaced persons can restart their lives again.

The floods that have been rocking the district has greatly affected roads, people’s gardens, washed away bridges, health centers, and shattered education.

The bursting of river Nyamwamba on Friday left over 30 villages displaced with millions of shillings lost in damages.

The 1000 displaced persons are part of those who were displaced when the floods ravaged Kasese in May last year.

The IDPs have been camped in Muhokya Sub-county. The ones who were displaced following last weeks’ floods are currently camped at the Humanist School in Rukoki sub-county.


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