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Kasese Flood victims decry the new home after relocation

The situation of the flood victims who were displaced by the floods when major rivers in district burst their banks is alarming after the Kasese District Local government relocating to Muhukya Sub County.

Salt Television today re-visited one of the temporary camps near Muhokya trading center where the district leadership relocated more than 1000 displaced and homeless families.

We fund that People especially the elderly women, widows and children who are orphans, have been sleeping outside after failing to put up makeshift houses to sleep in and many of them decided to lay their mattresses on the ground without any shelter.

Young children were filmed wondering about the new environment they have been relocated to because they seemed to have been used to the traumatized life at the old camps they have occupied since May this year.

Even to dig a hole to place a pole, someone needs water to shorten the ground but water sources are found far away from the temporary camps.

Here, we are talking about 1000 displaced people within different families that have been encamped in Buhuhira, Kyabarungira, Maliba, Karusandara, Kanyangeya camps.

We have learnt that those encamped at various temporary camps in Bukonzo West and East will be relocated at Nyabirongo government land in Kisinga Town Council.

However, one of the officials attached to Kasese District Local government, Joseph Singoma has clarified that they are keeping the people in the new areas temporarily.

Singoma added that as the district, they don’t have the capacity to construct for the people instead they should share with their neighbors. But this means that the people will not abide by the Ministry of Health Standard Operating Procedures of fighting a virus that has placed the whole world upside down.

Grace Kabatoro heading a large family including an 85 year old woman said that government and non government organizations have abandoned donating relief items to them.

Kabatoro’s life is not different from Todozia Kabugho’s sufferings.

To access some social amenities, the Kasese District Scout Commission has come out to construct temporary latrines within the camps to avoid the outbreak of diseases including cholera.

Muhindo Magofiliki, the Kasese District Scout Commission explained that they have so far voluntarily constructed three latrines with six stances to cater for the population within the camp.

However, the stances are not enough compared to the number of the affected people in the camp.

 

 

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