Authorities in Sironko are grappling with the effects of flash floods that have left three people dead.
The floods hit the area early this week killing three people among them a primary school pupil who drowned yesterday at Bujitime Bridge while returning from school.
One of the dead has been identified as Henerika Nabiswa a resident of Bujitime who was killed by mudslides.
George Mayeku, the chairperson of Sironko district disaster management committee says 350 families have been displaced from the Sub-counties of Masaba, Bujitime and Buyobo which are located on the foothill of Mt. Elgon.
Mayeku says the district has been overwhelmed by the magnitude of the destruction that has been caused by the floods. He says bridges and roads have been washed away.
Also destroyed are several acres of onions, cabbages, coffee and banana plantations.
The floods also destroyed Budadiri Water Works affecting water supply to Masaba Secondary School, Budadiri Girls, Budadiri Health Center four and Budadiri trading center.
Transport in most parts of the district has been paralyzed due to broken bridges. Several vehicles that had gone to Bujitime market last week are still trapped on the mountain because of a broken bridge that links Bujitime to Sironko town.
Transport fares have also shot up. Travelers from Sironko to Namagumba are now forced to pay 4,000 instead of 2,500 because they have to use the alternative route through Mbale-Nalugugu to Budadiri.
The district authority however says the magnitude of the problem is beyond their control and blames government for failing to come to their rescue.
Victor Chemuse the Sironko District Secretary for Works says the district has not been able to give the affected people any form of assistance. He says the affected people are surviving on the mercy of relatives who have offered them temporal shelter.
Chemuse says the displaced urgently need tents, food, m