Floods Ravage Crop Gardens in Kasese

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John Bosco Akankwasa, the chairman Village Disaster Management Committee, appealed to government and local leaders to come to their rescue.

Farmers in Karusandara Sub County in Kasese district are counting losses following floods that swept away their crops on Sunday.

 
The floods were triggered by heavy rains, which forced Sebwe, Ngoko and Mubuku rivers to break their banks. The floods swept about 400 acres of cassava, sweet potatoes, bananas and tomatoes.


The most affected villages include Nyabubare, Kyanjerere, Kikoga, Kibuga, Ngando, and Mubuku. William Bitambeki, a farmer expressed concern about food security since Karusandara Sub County is one of the food baskets in the area.

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Translation.
 

We have lost a lot of crops; we are likely to be hit by famine. We appeal to authorities for support because we have really lost a lot of items including houses, latrines etc.

John Bosco Akankwasa, the chairman Village Disaster Management Committee, appealed to government and local leaders to come to their rescue.
 

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Translation.


As residents, we have a lot of pain because of such ravaging floods yet we do not any leaders that come to our rescue. Our crops have been destroyed, children are not going to school, all the money is destroyed. Last month we experienced similar devastating floods but no leader helped, we are thus appealing to government for support.


This is the third time devastating floods ravage crops in Karusadara in a space of less than a month. Dembe Kasoozi, the area LC V councilor, appealed to Kasese District Local Government to engage companies like Kasese Cobalt Company Limited (KCCL), which operate within the area to develop water pathways for floods.

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