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Heavy Rains Leave Trail Of Destruction In Sembabule

Kelen Amanya, the Ntusi Sub County councilor, says they are surprised by the level of destruction caused by the rains. She says the destruction has raised fears of food security since several plantations have destroyed.

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A heavy storm has left a trail of destruction in Sembabule district. The storm, which lasted for three hours on Sunday, devastated several buildings, plantations and roads. 

The most affected are Kiteredde, Kilama A Kihavura and Kilama B and Kilama C among other villages in Ntusi Sub County in Sembabule district. Over 100 households were affected by the storm. 

Some of the properties destroyed by storm are Kilama Primary school and God’s Will nursery and primary schools, Mountain of Prayers Agape church and Bachwezi church.    

Kelen Amanya, the Ntusi Sub County councilor, says they are surprised by the level of destruction caused by the rains. 

She says the destruction has raised fears of food security since several plantations have destroyed. 

Harriet Nakuya, another resident says about 100 residents are homeless following the destruction.      

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Dr. Elly Muhumuza, the Sembabule LC V Chairperson, says they have started assessing the level of destruction caused by the rain before they file a report to the office of the Prime Minister and Disaster Preparedness Ministry for support.

The Transport State Minister, Joy Kafura Kabatsi, who hails from Sembabule says they are going to present a report to parliament on how residents have been affected so that government can support them.

  

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