Kenneth Male Nsereko, the LC I chairperson Seguku Cell 4, says the affected building was sitting in a wetland. He says a number of residents are increasingly building in wetlands, which affects the water flow.
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A grandmother and her
four grandchildren were killed when a building caved in Seguku Cell 4 in
Bunamwaaya- Lubowa in Wakiso district this morning.
The building caved in
following the early morning down pour, which is believed to have weakened its
Authorities were yet
to establish the identities of the deceased, who are said to have occupied the
building for more than years, by the time of publishing this story.
Kenneth Male Nsereko,
the LC I chairperson Seguku Cell 4, says the affected building was sitting in a
wetland. He says a number of residents are increasingly building in wetlands,
which affects the water flow.
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Moses Kasajja, an eye
witness says the affected building had weakened because of repeating flooding
in the area.
More than 18 storied buildings have so far been constructed in
Bunamwaaya wetland. Water floods resident’s homes whenever it rains.
Ben Kiwanuka, the Makindye
Ssabagabo Division councilor has asked municipal engineers to immediately
evaluate people constructing houses in wetlands whether they have permits from
the National Environment Management Authority-NEMA to do so.
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The NEMA Managing Director, Tom Okurut, says none of those building in wetlands
has authorisation. Police has evacuated the deceased bodies and taken them to
Mulago National Referral Hospital for postmortem.