Ruhaama County in Ntungamo district facing biting hunger amid dry spells
Ruhaama County in Ntungamo district has not received rains in the last six months, and this has rendered the area dry with many residents facing biting hunger, especially in Rweikiniro, Ruhaama, Ruhaama East, Kitwe Town Council and Ngoma sub-counties.
Crops that were planted in the last five months have since been scotched by drought, while valley dams, wells and streams have dried up.
The district councilor for Ngoma Sub-county, Dan Butera, says areas of Kashenyi, Kizinga, and Nyakariro have been severely hit by drought triggering lack of water and pasture.
The area is pre-dominantly occupied by cattle keepers and animals are dying. Some cattle keepers have started migrating in search of pasture and water, which according to Butera, had never happened in the area in the last 20 years.