The torrential rains increased the water volume in River Bukolo cutting off Kyappa-Kasensero road in Rakai district.
Kyebe Sub County in Rakai district has been cut off from other parts of the district following a heavy downpour leaving several traders and fishermen stranded.
The torrential rains increased the water volume in River Bukolo cutting off Kyappa-Kasensero road. Mathias Kasamba, the Kakuuto Member of Parliament says that over 30 fish trucks and dozens of traders are stuck on the road because they can’t cross to Masaka-Mutukula Highway.
Kasamba says that in addition to paralyzing transport, the floods have also caused massive destruction to crops especially beans. He says that about 20 families of pastoralists have been displaced by floods that submerged their grass thatched huts in Sango Bay. Emmanuel Lubega, a resident of Kasensero is counting loses after losing his beans gardens, which were due for harvesting. Lubega says that his garden in Ttome was submerged by rain water.
46-year-old Josephat Faustin, a Rwandan National and his family are living in the cold after their house was swept away by the flood. Fautin has relocated with his family of 10 to Kanamiti village in Kakuuto Sub County pondering their next move. He is worried about the safety of his animals that he says could be killed by the floods.
David Kaboyo, Rakai Resident District Commissioner says he plans to write to Uganda National Roads Authority about the state of the bridge over River Bukoola, which is also submerged.
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In 1997, several bridges were washed away in Kakuuto forcing government to spend over shillings 500 million to fix them.
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