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KASESE FLOOD VICTIMS CRY FOR GOV’T HELP

By Obed Kithende

KASESE: People who were displaced by floods and landslides in Kasese district have cried out for government help.

They are currently living in Muhokya internally displaced camp in Muhokya town council Busongora South Kasese District.

They are appealing to the Kasese District Legislators to table their issues on the floor of parliament for redress.

The issues were raised during the visit of Mr. Leonard Kasereka, the Kasese Municipality Member of Parliament personal assistant.

Some of the issues raised included lack of washing facilities, sanitary towels to the ladies who are still in the reproductive age, inadequate latrines and others.

Kasereka visited the camp to assess whether the victims received relief items Hon. Ferigo Kambale, Kasese Municipality Member of Parliament had lobbied from the office of prime minister.

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On 19th of this month, the office of the prime minister sent assorted items of maize floor and beans where each household received 50kilograms of maize flour and 25kilograms of beans.

Currently Muhokya camp hosts 224 households that are awaiting the government to resettle them.

Mary Nyongyera Nyabahasa who is in her 60s says it would be a role of the Kasese leaders to make sure their fate is worked on adding that currently the camp was facing a lot of challenges especially the shelters which are now won out adding that where they get challenges when it’s raining.

Mr. Saimon Kule Kisabu says they were getting food stuff from government and nongovernmental organizations but he says that may not do much as long as they don’t get land where they could do their personal activities.

Aryema Rehema the camp general chairperson revealed that the camp was currently facing the above-mentioned challenges asking for government intervention.

Mr. Leonard Kasereka the Kasese municipality Member of Parliament personal assistant says they would follow up the issues to make sure they are settled.

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