The flood victims comprising mainly mothers and children have taken refuge in schools and churches. Majority of the displaced households have called for resettlement.
One of the structures formely rented by the community of Kanara town coucil
Over 7000 persons
have been displaced by floods following the rise in water levels in Lake
Albert in Kanara Sub County in Ntoroko District. Hundreds of semi-permanent
houses that were submerged by the waters have since crumbled. A few others are
Most of the
houses were built close to the lake shores. The flood victims comprising mainly
mothers and children have taken refuge in schools and churches. Majority of the
displaced households have called for resettlement.
Rwangara and Ntoroko HCIII’s in Kanara are experiencing
large volumes of patients mainly suffering from malaria and abdominal
illnesses. Though the effects of the floods are still visible, fishing
activities on the landing sites are still ongoing for those who can. Our reporter visited the area and now brings you pictures
portraying the devastating effects of the flood across the sub county.
Basaija is a graduate of Uganda Christian University (UCU-Mukono) holding a Bachelors Degree in Mass Communication.
He also boosts of numerous training's in communication studies.
Before joining URN, he had served as Documentation personnel, Field news reporter, Radio presenter and News Editor.
Basaija is a social critic and a young farmer.
He believes in writing for social change.
At URN Basaija is incharge of Bundibugyo, Bunyangabu and Kasese Districts.