More than 50
families in Kiryanga and Paacwa sub-counties in Kagadi district are out in
the cold following heavy rains that destroyed their homes.
The heavy rain that
was characterized by strong winds and hailstorm started pounding the area around 2 am on Tuesday morning and lasted for close to three hours.
The rain destroyed houses, churches and several acres of crop gardens. The most
affected areas are Kikonda, Nyamiringa and Kiseegu in Kiryanga Sub County and
Kinyakairu, Kigunda A and B in Paacwa Sub County among others.
Kasangaki, the Chairperson of Nyamiringa village is one of those whose houses
were destroyed. He says the rains blew off the rooftop of their houses
and destroyed their entire banana and coffee plantations.
Kasangaki says they are worried and may fail to raise school fees for their
children and food for their families since the banana and coffee plantations
they were depending on are no more.
//Cue in: “Kijura nyamwingi ki…..
Cue out:…yona tubaire kubi,”//
Christopher Kawamara, a member of Kikonda Church of Uganda, says the rains
razed down their church building.
//Cue in: ”Ekiyaga kiyizirege kya…
Cue out:……eturole muliso etukonyere,”//
Jane Katuramu, a resident of Kiseegu village has expressed fears of a likely outbreak
of diseases like dysentery and cholera since most of the toilets in the area
were washed away by flooding resulting from the heavy rains.
the Kiryanga Sub- County LC 3 Chairperson told URN that the disaster has
greatly affected food production in the area, adding that many families have
been left homeless.
//Cue in: ”Ndibasire kuruga kyegana…
Cue out:…ki kugi tweire,”//
He says they are currently profiling the affected people and forward the list
to the Office of the Prime Minister for assistance.
Kwizeera says at the moment
most of the affected families have taken shelter at the nearby churches while
others are sleeping under trees.