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Inter-Ministerial Committee in Kasese to Find Long-Term Solution to Floods

Now officials from the ministries of Environment, Energy, Disaster Preparedness and Works have travelled to the district for an on-spot visit which will form the basis of the action report. The teams are visiting Mubuku, Nyamwamba, Nyamugasani and Lhubiriha valley’s.
An inter-ministerial committee is in Kasese District to assess the flood situation in efforts to provide long term solutions

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An inter-ministerial committee has arrived in Kasese District to assess and establish a long term solution to the reoccurrence of disasters in the district.

This follows a meeting between Prime Minister Robinah Nabanja and Kasese District leaders in which she said that the government was moving in to address the flooding problem which has become a routine occurrence in the district.  After the meeting, Nabbanja called for the formation of an inter-ministerial committee that will come up with an action report on the matter.

Now officials from the ministries of Environment, Energy, Disaster Preparedness and Works have travelled to the district for an on-spot visit which will form the basis of the action report. The teams are visiting Mubuku, Nyamwamba, Nyamugasani and Lhubiriha valley’s.

Third Deputy Prime Minister Lukia Nakadama Isanga who led the team said they are in Kasese to conclusively discuss with the local leadership how the issue of floods and their effects can be handled. Nakadama says they will be joined by a team of technocrats later today.

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Musa Francis Ecweru, the State Minister for Relief and Disaster Preparedness is optimistic that this engagement will produce impactful results.  He says the results of this inter-ministerial approach will be translated to other areas that have suffered a similar re-occurrence of disasters.

Eliphaz Muhindi, the district chairman welcomed the government's approach adding that the district was being constrained to deal with the after-effects of the disasters.

Last year more than 10,000 persons were affected by flooding when major rivers including Nyamwamba and Nyamugasani burst their banks. Nine people lost their lives. Last week more than 30 families were also affected by floods when the Nyamwamba River overflow again. 

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