Floods Displace Hundreds in Moyo District

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Itula Sub County chief Makosa Sebbi calls for urgent government intervention to rescue the displaced persons who are now living in filthy conditions away from their homes. He adds that the overflow has cut off part of the parish where people are now struggling to get access to basic services.

At least 200 homesteads from Waka parish in Itula Sub County Moyo district have been displaced by the floods that hit the area after a heavy downpour on Tuesday.

The most affected villages are Kochi Boma, Kochi central, and Borokonyo villages where the community access road to schools and health facilities has been cut off.

Itula Sub County chief Makosa Sebbi calls for urgent government intervention to rescue the displaced persons who are now living in filthy conditions away from their homes. He adds that the overflow has cut off part of the parish where people are now struggling to get access to basic services.

Residents blame part of the problem to poor workmanship.

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But John Abingwa, the chairperson Moyo district disaster preparedness committee says the district has no funds to help the residents. He appeals to aid organizations to help in temporarily resettling the displaced persons.

The LCIII chairperson for Itula Sub County Ali Lomure Abudal says the hesitancy exhibited by district authorities in addressing issues and concerns forwarded by lower councils is to blame for such occurrences. He explains that if the issue of the road was addressed when it was first reported, such flooding could have been averted.
 
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This is not the first time people have been displaced in the affected area.
Last year more than 500 homesteads were displaced in a similar way that led to outbreak of cholera in Moyo.