Eight families in Kabwoya Sub County in Hoima are living in the cold following a heavy down pour that blew off the roofs of their houses and destroyed crop gardens.
Eight families in Kabwoya Sub County in Hoima are living in the cold following a heavy down pour that blew off the roofs of their houses and destroyed crop gardens. The most affected villages include Kiburara A and B, Bwijongoro, Karama and Nyamika A and B in Kiburara parish. Charles Ramadan, a resident of Kiburara A had his roof top blown off and his banana plantation put to the ground by the deadly hailstorm.
Describing the rain storm as the worst ever in his life, Ramadan wonders how he would fend for his family as his banana plantation; the only source of income is no more. He predicted tough times ahead for his family. Bosco Ruhanganuwataho, a resident of Karama village says what started as normal rain turned disastrous for him. He lost about two acres of his beans garden and another three acres of maize.
As a local farmer Ruhanganuwataho said he had a lot of expectations from his farm which has been shattered. Vincent Alpha Opio, Kabwoya Sub county LC V councilor who visited affected area shortly after the rain storm describes the incident as disastrous. Opio says the affected residents sat helpless as they stared at their destroyed crop gardens.
The local leader says he has already notified the district production department over the incident to take urgent steps in helping the affected families. Uganda Radio Network couldn’t readily reach Dr. Charles Kajura, Hoima district production officer for a comment as he was already out of office.
leaves hoima residents in losses
eight houses de-roofed