After the dead bodies were retrieved from the rivers in Mbale , the focus has now turned to those who lost property, gardens and homes , due to the floods many people lost their homes and some were submerged in the the waters.
In Bungokho sub in Mbale district a number of houses were destroyed, while other people have abandoned their houses due to the fear of being swept by the waters. Crops in most gardens are also swept away or buried in the soils .
A 62 YEAR old Aida Nagware and her grandchildren , are among the most hit as the house they were living in collapsed during the heavy down pour on Sunday . According to Aida she told us that , it was late at night when the floods entered her house when they were sleeping and that its was by good luck that one of the grandchildren she lives with is helped her out .
She added on that she was forced to climb a short tree around which she hung on till morning , she is now calling upon government to help find another place to stay because , she was left with nothing , as she is just renting now , using the money given to her by the prime minister .
Meanwhile the grandson told us how she managed to save all the 7 people in the house , as the flood had swept the house .
Many farmers around mbale are also appealing to government to help them out as all their gardens were swept away , masaba john , medi and others said that all they had planted for this season like mazie, beans , sugarcanes and others have been swept away and their families are left with nothing .
Its not only the locals that lost property in these floods but also the china investors of mbale instriaurial park lost property in billons as a result of their industries getting flooded by the heavy rains , and the head of the investors in mbale have threatened to close the industries if government does not do something to stop the floods .
In the same trend the government through the prime minister office have sent food worth 60 tones of mazie flour and beans for mbale city and mbale district , Ahemda washeke the rcc mbale city said this food is to be given to those who lost every thing.
He also added on that government has also sent 5m for every family that lost a person in the floods.
The chairman lc5 of mbale district , has called upon the government to give people money and buy plots to relocate rather than keeping people waiting to first build for them.
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