More than 500 residents of Nambieso and Chawente Sub County in
Kwania district who were displaced by floods are starving.
The residents who live along the shores of Lake Kwania have
remained homeless and their gardens of crops submerged after the Lake burst its
banks last month.
Jimmy Emmanuel Okello Ecun, the Nambieso Sub County Male Councillor expressed
fear that the affected communities will suffer severe famine since they mainly
depend on subsistence farming.
He argued that it is the responsibility of the government to
protect its citizen and their property.
Okello wants the government to provide relief food and compensate the flood-affected
persons for losses incurred as well as temporal structures for their shelter.
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Nelson Obwol, a resident of Lwala Village in Anwangi parish,
Nambieso Sub County, said water has now submerged his four acres of sunflower
Another resident, Sharon Odur, a resident of Ilera Village Aornga
parish in Nambieso Sub County says water is rapidly flowing out of the lake daily
forcing people to abandon their homes and sleeping under trees.
Basil Anthony Okello Onac, the Kwania LCV Chairperson says that observed
that as the district there is an urgent need to support the Disaster Management
Committee to respond to emergencies in the district.