Heavy Rains Wreak Havoc in Napak District

The most affected sub counties include; Lotome, Ngoleriet, Kangole town council and Matany with many families affected as well.
Residents standing on the flooded tarmack road of Moroto, Soroti high way in Kangole town council
Several houses were left flooded and many plants swept away by running water after a heavy downpour that lasted for seven hours on Wednesday morning.

The most affected sub-counties include; Lotome, Ngoleriet, Kangole town council and Matany with many families affected as well. The floods covered the newly constructed road of Moroto, Soroti near Presidential state lodge in Moruling.

Betty Nangiro, one of the affected residents of Kangole town council told Uganda Radio Network (URN) that her houses are full of water and all her food has been soaked in water. “I don’t know where to start from, because right now I don’t have anything to give to the children for supper because all the food has been soaked in water,” said Nangiro.

Another resident Joseph Lokol told URN that floods have swept away eight of his birds and two pigs that he received from the Operation and Wealth Creation programme. “I don’t know where the floods have taken my eight birds and two pigs. I had a lot of hope to see the pigs change my situation in the long run,” he said. 

Simon Kotol, the vice-chairman LC1 of Kangole chini told URN that many birds have been washed away by running water. He said the floods would worsen already starving families who have been facing a big challenge to afford food. “We have been receiving rains but this is too much and abnormal am sure many families are going to be affected,” he said.  

Jimmy Tebanyang, the LCV councillor for Ngoleriet sub-county in Napak district appealed to development partners and the office of the prime minister to come and support the flood victims. He said although the people of Napak have been eager to have rain, the current rains are too much that they are washing away plantations.

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