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Heavy Rains Destroy Crops in Bududa

Zainabu Watsemba a farmer from Shanemba village in Bunaporo parish said all her food crops she planted including beans,maize sugar canes are all destroyed. She said she had planted in three gardens but all have been destroyed by rain. She asked government for intervention saying they are badly off.
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Farmers in Bududa district are counting losses following a heavy down pour which destroyed their crops yesterday evening.

The heavy rains that lasted for over two hours destroyed mainly maize, bananas and cassava in the sub counties of Bukigai, Bubiita and Bududa.

Some of the farmers who our reporter talked to said they have suffered huge losses and do not know how they are going to survive during this period of COVID-19 lockdown.

“Crops whose value is close to Shillings 40,000,000 were destroyed by heavy rains that hit our area on Saturday afternoon,” said Timothy Wamatabu, a farmer of Bunamubi parish in Bukigai sub county.

Zainabu Watsemba, a farmer from Shanemba village in Bunaporo parish Bukigai sub county said all her food crops she planted she planted in three different gardens including beans, maize and sugar canes are all destroyed. She asked government for intervention saying they are badly off. 

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Samwiri Wetala, another resident in Bushigai town council asked for government intervention since they don’t have any activity to supplement their income at this time when all most everything is on a lockdown.  

James Warambwa, the Bukigai Sub county LCIII chairperson, says they have lost a lot of crops that have been the main source of food and income for residents of the area.  He called on government to declare this a disaster too and come in to supply relief food. 

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