Kasese Floods: 300 UPDF Soldiers Dispatched

unhealthy geneva;”>As she addressed journalists at the Media Centre on Thursday, medicine Rose Nakabugo, acting Commissioner for Disaster Preparedness noted that the heavy rains that hit the country caused the banks of river Nyamwamba and Bulemba to burst leading to floods.

“Due to the heavy rains and floods at the slopes of mountain Rwenzori, the community began experiencing landslides where 300 households with over 1500 people have been left displaced,’’ noted Nakabugo.

She further noted that Kilembe sub county, Maliba sub county, Kilembe mine tunnels and Nyakasanda Bridge are among the worst affected areas.

In his speech, Maj. Gen Julius Oketta, the National Coordinator for Emergency Coordinators and Operation Centre noted that the UPDF has sent 300 men to join the police force to help in the evacuation and search for victims.

“The Office of the Prime Minister and the police have set up a joint response center at Kasese Police Station to be in charge of the coordination,’’ noted Oketta.

He has called upon people in other regions to be careful of the heavy rains. “While acting on Kasese, we should be mindful of similar or worst scenarios that might occur in other districts especially Mbale region, Teso sub region, Tororo, Kalangala, Lango and Acholi regions,” noted Oketta.


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