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Floods Wreck Havoc in Kabarole District

The rains which started on Friday evening has left the area flooded, crop gardens have been washed away and homes are submerged. The road from Kabarole to Ntoroko district was also cut off as water found its way.
07 Nov 2021 11:49
Traders clearing the Madslide along his shop

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A heavy downpour has left a trail of destruction in Kihondo trading Centre, Kichwamba Sub-County in Kabarole District.

The rains which started on Friday evening has left the area flooded, crop gardens have been washed away and homes are submerged. The road from Kabarole to Ntoroko district was also cut off as water found its way. 

According to locals, the high volume of water from the Rwenzori Mountains, filled with heavy stones, blocked the Bridge on Mitomi River along Fort Portal-Bundibugyo Road, diverting the overflow into their homes and businesses. 

Joseph Ijuka, a farmer from Musandama village on the border of Kabarole and Ntoroko District says he lost more than two hectares of a banana plantation and fears that the level of destruction caused, spells doom for the area.  Samson Kasara, another resident, lost goats and a vast garden of peas, which was nearing harvest.

Vox-Residents//Cue in; 'It continued and continued...

Cue out... ebintu byona bigenzere.”//   

Magezi Jack Kucuculi, the Chairperson of Kicwamba Sub County blamed the incident on the narrow bridge constructed on River Mitomi along Fort portal-Bundibugyo Road. Magezi asked the Uganda National Road Authority-UNRA to expand the bridge and build a wide path for the flowing water.

//Cue in; “oburaire obukooto…

Cue out …tibakwija kumentaininga.”//

Edina Mukarwiza, the Female Councilor representing Kichwamba Sub-County said that residents should equally share the blame for destroying the environment.

//Cue in; we believe it...

Cue out….could be challenges.”//      

The Kabarole District Speaker Timothy Ruhweza said the area residents need urgent help considering the level of destruction which left hundreds of families with no food and some, with nowhere to sleep.

//Cue in; Some gardens have…

Cue out…of the environment.”//

Eng Augustine Kabanda, the UNRA station Manager Fort portal told URN that they had cleared the road and traffic to ease the flow of traffic.

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