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Kigezi Diocese Supports Flood Victims

The items include; 3,760 iron sheets, 497 kilograms of roofing nails, 1,855 kilograms of maize flour, 705 kilograms of beans and 168 blankets. Each affected family received 40 iron sheets, 35 kilograms of maize flour, 10 kilograms of beans, 6 kilograms of roofing nails and 3 blankets.
victims carrying iron sheets donated by the diocese of kigezi.
The Diocese of Kigezi has delivered an assortment of food and non-food items worth 300 Million Shillings to the people affected by floods in Kabale, Rukiga and Rubanda districts.

The items delivered on Thursday include; 3,760 iron sheets, 497 kilograms of roofing nails, 1,855 kilograms of maize flour, 705 kilograms of beans and 168 blankets. Each affected family received 40 iron sheets, 35 kilograms of maize flour, 10 kilograms of beans, 6 kilograms of roofing nails and 3 blankets.

The diocese also donated 100 iron sheets to Rutare Church of Uganda and 20 iron sheets to roof the lay reader’s house which was destroyed by the heavy rains.

Rev. Amos Tweteise Kato, the Kigezi Diocesan treasurer, says that the relief is meant to support hundreds of people whose livelihoods were disrupted by the May and April 2020 floods.

Rev. Tweteise said that the relief items should not be diverted but given to the affected people.

Ven. Epafura Baryamureba, the archdeacon of Rwancerere archdeaconry hailed Kigezi Diocese for supporting flood victims. He appealed for more assistance from the government for hundreds of people who are still stranded without homes.

Evelyn Tukamushaba, a Christian from Katojo Church of Uganda, lauded the diocese for giving a ray of hope to the victims. She says most families could barely afford a meal or beddings after all their property was destroyed by the floods.

Livingston Garubanda, a Christian from Mushenyi B Church of Uganda said that part of their house was destroyed by heavy rains and their property destroyed. Garubanda says that he had lost hope until a team of the Diocese of Kigezi promised to support him.

Patience Baryamujura from Nyamibyango Church of Uganda, the Chief Church warden of Rutare Church of Uganda, Benon Mukaga among others applauded the Bishop of Diocese of Kigezi for the kind gesture. 

They appealed to other well-wishers to continue lobbying and support the flood victims, saying they are experiencing the effects of the disaster.

 

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