Two schools in landslide hit Nametsi village in Bududa district have not reopened. The two schools have remained closed since March 2010, when landslides killed over 200 people.
Two schools in landslide hit Nametsi village in Bududa district have not reopened. The two schools have remained closed since March 2010, when landslides killed over 200 people. Pupils from Nametsi village now walk a distance of 20 Kilometers to Bukalasi trading center to study.
Sam Wawuyo, a parent in the area says that they have failed to understand why government has refused to open the schools two years after the landslides occurred in the area. He says several children have as a result dropped out of school while some persevere to walk a distance of ten kilometers to Bulucheke Sub-county.
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Wauyo accuses government of forgetting about survivors of the landslide who have resettled back in Nametesi. He explains that they lack access to health services and as a result expectant mothers are delivering from home without any antenatal care and treatment.
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Franco Mulahama the LC1 Chairperson Nametsi village accuses government of relocating landless people from other districts to Kiryandongo and leaving behind the real people affected by the landslide.
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Bududa district leaders however say Nametsi no longer exists as a village in Bududa. John Baptist Nambashe the LC5 Chairperson says President Museveni declared the place as a monumental site which meant that it ceased to exists as a village. Nambashe says the place is to be gazzetted as a forest reserve.
He says that government had intended to relocate all the people out of Nametsi village but the program got messed up when people from other areas bribed officials in charge of the program to relocate them to Kiryandongo.