What started off as a normal day for many residents of Bamusuuta village in Kiboga district on Saturday, turned into a tale of woe when a rainstorm swept through the village destroying houses and properties.
The rainstorm preceded by a heavy wind at around 5:00pm damaged a church, school and more than ten houses.
The rain, the first of its kind in the last two months, uprooted trees one of which fell on Bamusuuta Church of Uganda. A four class room block at Rise and Shine nursery and Primary school was reduced into a pile of rubble.
Yusuf Muyingo, Twaha Ssali, Salongo Serwada, Pascal Mugisha, Fred Mugyanya, James Mukwaya and a one Nabwaato are some of the people whose houses were destroyed.
Their families are displaced. The families are crying for immediate help from the government and humanitarian organizations.
Twaha Ssali, says that he was in the cinema hall watching a football match between Chelsea and Birmingham, when he received a phone call that his two houses back home had been destroyed by the storm.
He estimates the damage at not less than 60 million shillings.
Susan Musisi, the village chairperson says, the rainstorm also destroyed banana plantations and submerged crops.
Musisi says she has consulted the LC3 chairperson Samuel Amiringo Matovu and the district chairperson Israel Yiga, to find a way of helping the people.
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