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Hailstorm Devastates Hoima Villages

The rains also swept away Nyakasandara Bridge that connects Bincon and Katugo to Hanga Market paralyzing transport in the area. This has forced several residents to stay home since the only bridge that connects to the nearby Kitemba Primary school was washed away.
Loyce Avoke Stands in her Destroyed Maize Garden in Katugo village.

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More than 100 households in Bombo Sub County in Hoima district are counting losses following heavy rains that destroyed their property and crop gardens. 

The affected are residents of Katugo, Marongo, Bincon, Bugoma, Isiriza and Buhirigi villages in the parishes of Buhirigi and Marongo in Bombo Sub County.

The rains that lasted for over two hours on Tuesday evening destroyed more than 20 houses and several acres of bananas, sorghum, cassava, Irish potatoes, beans, cabbages, rice, sugarcane and maize among others.

 

The rains also swept away Nyakasandara Bridge that connects Bincon and Katugo to Hanga Market paralyzing transport in the area. 

This has forced several residents to stay home since the only bridge that connects to the nearby Kitemba Primary school was washed away.  

Some of the affected people have pitched camp at the nearby churches. 

Loyce Avoke, a resident of Katugo village appeals to government to come to their rescue, saying they have nothing to eat following the destruction of their crop gardens.

 

//Cue in: ”Candi mene sule…   

Cue out:…siri mikole enzera.”//.   

Henry Wanguta, another affected resident says his four acres of rice were destroyed by hailstorm, adding that he has no hope of harvesting anything from his garden.

   

//Cue in:”Wanu tuli bubi…  

Cue out:…Kati laba gufudde.”//.  

 

Grace Ambiko also a victim says her hope of paying school fees for her children has varnished, saying she had expected to sell maize to raise school fees but it has been destroyed.

  //Cue in:”Tulaba kizibu nyo…

Cue out:…Tuli mumbera mbi.”//.     

Felix Ongi, the Bombo Sub county LC 5 Councilor, says they are recording the affected persons together with the damage they have suffered so that they can forward the details to the office of the prime minister. 

He calls on government to come to the rescue of the area residents more especially those whose houses were destroyed by providing them some relief items.

In October 2018, more than 600 residents of Kikuube district were rendered homeless after a heavy storm left a trail of destruction in the area. 

The rains that lasted for more than three hours destroyed over 60 t houses including Kanigiro Church of Uganda. 

The rain also destroyed several hectares of maize, cassava, rice, beans, G/nuts and Banana plantations among others.

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