Heavy Rains Leaves Trail of Destruction in Moyo

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It destroyed several homesteads and about 38 acres of food crops raising fears of food security in the area.

More than 20 households in Ebikwa and Aluru parish in Moyo sub county of Moyo district have been displaced following a heavy down pour. The rain started on Sunday evening and went on to Monday. It destroyed several homesteads and about 38 acres of food crops raising fears of food security in the area. Despite the fact that the rain has stopped, several gardens are still flooded.

Jimmy Amacha lost four acres of cassava plantations and sweet potatoes in the storm. Amacha says that that he has lost hope of selling some cassava to get money to celebrate Christmas with his family. He says that his cassava tubers are rotting away because of flooding. Daniel Buni, the Moyo sub county LC III chairperson has appealed to the district disaster preparedness committee to come to the aid of the affected families. 
                
He says that his leadership has tried to resettle the affected families in Moyo Primary but most of them lack food for feeding their families. Aloysius Aloka, the Moyo Chief Administrative Officer who is also the chairperson of the district disaster management committee says that they have no budget to help the disaster victims.
He has promised to contact the disaster preparedness ministry to come to the aid of the victims. In June this year, heavy rains destroyed crops and houses in Moyo sub county. The rain also destroyed the roof of Orukoba primary school, which has not yet been repaired.