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Gov’t Warns of Landslides As Rains Begin

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stuff http://couragelion.org/wp-admin/includes/update.php sans-serif; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>The Ministry’s department of Meteorology announced on Friday that the onset of seasonal rains was expected in mid to late March.


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The rains are expected to reach peak levels in late April, while moderate relaxation will come in the month of June.


Presenting the forecast at Media Centre, State Minister for Environment, Hon Flavia Nabugere, said that the oncoming rains are expected to improve agricultural production.


“Farmers are thus advised to make use of the seasonal rains, by optimizing crop yield through appropriate land use and management,” she said.


“Extension workers should encourage farmers to plant enough food, that will cater for the expected dry season from June to August.”


She however warmed of possible flash floods in low lying areas, especially in Teso region and parts of northern Uganda, that could lead to loss of lives and destruction of property.


“Other disasters may arise from landslides around Mt. Elgon, Western and South Western Uganda.”

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