Bukhabusi and Busai parishes in Bududa Sub County have refused to
relocate despite warnings of mudslides in the area. The two parishes
comprise 23 villages.
Currently water has
collected in a deep valley after heavy downpour and flowing underground
which is forcing land to develop cracks.
But residents who our reporter spoke to say they have nowhere to go and are ready to take the risks.
Namwano, a mother of 10 and a resident of Busai Parish said the
government should just come and see what people are going through
instead of telling them to relocate. Namwano said she has many children
to take care of and is not ready to start moving them to the
another resident and pastor said they will remain in the area as they
pray because God is everything. He said when they relocate, they are
going to suffer more because there is no food for them to start with
when they move.
80-years old, said instead of leaving her husband’s grave she is
determined to remain home. She said the government has always neglected
them since 2017 when they promised to relocate them.
Khatondi, the Local council 3 chairperson blamed the government for not
responding in time even after several notifications. He said they have
nothing much to do as a sub county but need more efforts from the
district and central government if they are to save the lives of their
//Cue in:” Fefe igombololo khuli….
Cue out: .... mubulamu bubi naabi.”//
Kamoti Wasunguyi, the Bududa district chairman, asked the people to
relocate as they continue asking the government to intervene. This
comes at a time when the office of the Prime Minister abolished camps
saying they take more money than resettlement.They asked the affected
residents to seek refuge from the nearest schools and relatives who are
in safer places.