The management of Bumwalye primary school in Bududa district has
forced mudslide victims out of the school premises following the
resumption of studies.
More than 100 mudslide victims had pitched camp at
Bumwalye primary school following
mudslides that hit
Bulucheke Sub-county in October last year.
Bumwalye Primary school has 1022 pupils. Dominic
headteacher of Bumwalye
primary school, says that he
convinced the mudslide victims to give space to the learners who
had missed a lot due to the closure
of schools for two
He says it was not easy to convince the victims to leave the school premises.
//Cue in: “Everyone in the….
Cue out: ….. a hundred children already,”//.
Bwayo says that they have only remained with three families in the school whose houses were swept away completely by the mudslides.
He asked the government to come to their rescue since the
victims are staying in the teacher’s
houses who are about to report on duty.
//Cue in: “We still have….
Cue out: … to this morning,”//
Florence Namalwa, one of the victims said that she is leaving in very deplorable conditions, saying that she does not have what to eat at the
moment since her house and crops were all swept by the mudslides.
The expectant mother of eight said she has
nowhere to take her children and is wondering where she will begin. Asked where the husband is, Namwalwa replied that he went to Kenya to look for survival.
//Cue in “khusomelo khuno bona….
Cue out: …..itsya khutandikha iniena,”//.
Rogers Mangongo, Scovia Nabutiti, and George Wandeba, who are some of the victims asked
the Office of the Prime Minister to expedite the relocation program so that
they can also have
somewhere to stay.
Milton Kamoti Wasunguyi, the Bududa district LC V Chairperson asked those who have left the school to look
for host families to host them as they wait for the office of the prime
minister to work on their
Last week, OPM issued registration cards to the landslide victims whose houses were affected to process their relocation to
Bunambutye in Bulambuli district.