Bududa District Chairperson Wilson Watila who said that many of those affected were left hopeless, with no shelter, no clothing, no food and no household items. He said that the disaster committee has recommended that those without relatives be hosted in nearby mosques, churches and schools.
The university staffs have launched an initiative dubbed Aid Bududa Community ABC, through which well-wishers, staff, students and alumni will be mobilized, over the next one week, to donate food and relief items to support the survivors of the tragedy,
Government spent over eight billion Shillings in 2013 to purchase land for a planned relocation of more than 150,000 households from high risk areas of Mt. Elgon to Bunambutye Sub County in Bulambuli district. But Bududa district leaders objected to the plan saying that the allocated land was less fertile.
Government has ruled out any possibility of establishing an Internally Displaced Peopleâ€™s â€“IDP camp for the more than 2,000 people displaced by the landslides in Bududa district. Musa Ecweru, the State Minister for Relief and Disaster Preparedness, says government is not able to maintain these people in the camp.
While Uganda continues to face increasing cases of disasters like floods and landslides in different parts of the country, there is little being done in terms of early warning systems and disaster risk reduction. A source at the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) told URN on Monday that there was no early warning to alert victims of the latest landslides in Bududa district.
The government through the Office of the Prime Minister has contributed 300,000 shillings for the burial of John Mangoye, the 4-year-old boy who was killed by landslides in Bududa district on Saturday.
The more than 2,000 survivors of the latest landslides in Bududa district want government to immediately relocate them to safer areas. The Saturday afternoon landslides ravaged 16 villages in Bushiyi Sub County killing one person and injuring 18 others.
The more than 2,000 survivors of the latest landslides in Bududa district have fled their homes to safer areas as they wait for governmentâ€™s intervention. On Saturday afternoon, a fresh landslide swept 16 villages in the parishes of Matuwa, Namirumba, Bumayoka and Bushiyi in Bulucheke Sub County killing one person and seriously injuring 18 others.
An unspecified number of people are suspected to have been buried by a fresh landslide that occurred in Bududa district on Saturday afternoon. John Baptist Nambeshe, the Bududa District chairman says the landslides have affected more than 8,000 households in the parishes of Matuwa, Namirumba, Bumayoka and Bushiyi in Bulucheke Sub County.
Survivors of the 2010 Bududa landslides who were resettled in Kiryandongo district want government to establish a secondary school for them. In 2010 government resettled about 3000 people from Bududa district to Kiryandongo after their home villages were devastated by the landslides that struck the villages of Nametsi, Kubewo and Nangobe in Bukalasi Sub County on March 1st that year.