Cosima Mangongo, the local council one chairperson of Bukitoyi village, says that he had crossed to the neighbouring village to buy food for his family when the heavy rains started. He says that the floods swept away the bridge connecting Bukitoyi to Bumasime where he had gone shopping.
Floods triggered by heavy rains have left a trail of destruction in
Bududa district. Major rivers in the district such as Ukha, Ulukusi and Suume burst their banks on
Thursday evening following heavy rains that lasted for two hours.
The floods destroyed crop gardens and bridges. The most affected villages include Tunwatsi
and Ukha in Nametsi parish, Bukitoyi and Bumasime villages in Bundesi parish,
and those along the banks of Ukha,
Ulukusi and Suume rivers.
Cosima Mangongo, the local council one chairperson
Bukitoyi village, says that he
had crossed to the neighbouring village to buy food for his family when the heavy rains started. He says that the
floods swept away the bridge connecting Bukitoyi to Bumasime where he had gone shopping.
He also says that bridges like that of
Bukitoyi leading to Makukye and Kuushu trading Centre to
Tunwatsi in Nametsi are also no more. He told
URN that he was waiting for the water to reduce before crossing back to his home.
//Cue in : "Bulalo bubwaama ibukitoyi....
Cue out: .......imakukye baramile
Bernard Wakoba, a resident of Bumasime, says that Ukha river washed away most of the crops and flooded several roads
paralyzing the movement of residents.
//Cue in: " Khuli nikumutambo kumungi...
Cue out: ..... khwatsya ibumasime
Geoffrey Wabusha, a resident of Namestsi said says floods from river Ukha which burst
its banks destroyed his
crops. Wabusha is worried about how he will survive with his family especially during
these hard times of the COVID-19 pandemic when everyone is
//Cue in: "Anga an is.....
Cue out:..... khwelindila ingefe babekhali"//.
Michael Tsebeni, a resident of Nametsi says two houses in Nametsi were swept by mudslides.
//Cue in: " Indi nikamalilo kamanji....
Cue ou: ......shesi khuchendela at"//.
Bosco Wanyenya, the Bundesi LC V Councilor has asked all residents in risky
areas to relocate because of
the heavy rains pounding the district. Milton Kamoti Wasunguyi, the Bududa district LC V chairperson, says that they have
already alerted the Office
of the prime minister about the disaster and called for calm from the affected
they wait for the feedback.