VIDEOS: Landslides strike Bududa as the rains continue
Residents of Bulucheke and Bumayoka sub counties particularly in the villages of Nabutsasi,Shikhuyu and Marobo are living in fear a mud slide following a heavy downpour yesterday which persisted for about 1 hour that has now brought about a very long crack crossing within those in villages. This mud slide happened at around 4pm in the evening today.
According to residents like Alice Nambozo, Esther kimono ,Boniface Nangaka, Yefusa Watelo and many others who spoke to our reporter at the scene, they don’t have where they are going to stay and there properties like animals, houses and land have been taken. However, nobody died during that tragic moment.
They are therefore appealing through Bududa district local government to advocate for them to the ministry of disaster preparedness so that they can be relocated because the situation in their community is so threatening.
The residents are saying since yesterday some of them have been sleeping outside with their crops and houses destroyed and they have no where to turn but are asking the government for help.
However, Mr. Wilson Watila (chairman) had the following advice to give this afternoon (August 27, 2017):
“As we have always done in the past. People at high risk of landslides during times of peak rainfall, should shift to homes of relatives, friends, schools, Churches and Mosques. The peak rains take like 30 days only. So by 30th September, the threat will be over.
While in those places of safety, they can go back to their gardens to collect food during day time when it has not rained. It can never rain daily for four days. Schools have now closed for holidays. Please discuss with CAO and the Executive Committee, so that some people move to classrooms.
By the time schools re-open. The rains will be much lower and people then can return to their homes. Please use FM radios to send out this piece of advise as arrangements for their permanent relocation to Bulambuli new plots are being worked out. Thank you”.
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