Kanara Sub County in Ntoroko District are operating under trees and verandas
due to a lack of offices after floods submerged offices.
In 2019 the sub-county was submerged by the rising water levels from Lake
Albert, at least more than 11,000 residents in the area were displaced from
Mujungu, the LCIII Sub County Chairperson says 90% of the sub-county land
surface was submerged. He says that they
are facing an uphill task to operate, which they say is denying residents vital
social services. He adds that they do not have office space to facilitate work.
According to Mujungu, vital documents that were kept in different offices were
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Mujungu also says that they have sent several requests to the government to
construct new sub-county offices, but there hasn’t been a positive response.
economically this sub-county...
the Sub County Chief says that due to lack of offices, both the political and
technical teams operate from their homes and sometimes under trees.
He adds that they are
also struggling to collect revenue from the already disadvantaged population.
Kasoro, the LCV Chairperson Ntoroko says that the lack of office space can’t prevent
the sub-county officials from executing work. He says the sub-county has been
able to purchase land but they lack funds to construct sub-county headquarters.
says that the district is struggling to look after the people who were
displaced by the floods.
and we are going to…
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2021, Prime Minister Robina Nabanja visited Kanara Sub County and promised
to buy land to resettle the displaced people. However, this is yet to be fulfilled.