Dozens of flood victims
in Ntoroko district are starving.
The affected people were displaced
last week after Lake Albert burst its banks and flooded their homes. The most affected are residents of Kachwankumu, Rwangara, Katanga and Kamuga parishes in Kanara
They took refuge in local churches, Rwangara primary school and in
the homes of their neighbours. However, the flood victims say they are
starving due to lack of food.
Constantine Noweri, one
of the victims from Rwangara parish, says they have spent a week without receiving
any support from government.
According to Noweri, they are in dire need of
food, clothes and clean water.
Daniel Kisembo, another
affected resident says he is finding it difficult to provide his family.
Wilson Baguma, the Rwangara
Village LC 1 Chairperson, says the displaced people are living in squalid
conditions. He is worried that they might contract diseases such as typhoid and malaria
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Fred Mugisa, the district Councillor representing Rwebisengo Sub County, says
the flood victims haven’t received any support since they were displaced from
He calls for government intervention to provide relief support.
Ntoroko District Chairperson, Ben Mutahinga, says their hands are tied since they haven’t received
support from government to help the affected people.
He also says they are
worried about the health and hygiene because of
congestion in the camps.