Kasese residents still counting losses caused by flash floods
The rains may have subsided, but the misery remains.
Five months after flash floods hit Kasese district, residents of Kanyangeya in Kasese municipality are still living miserably as their houses remain submerged in water.
The number of households in Kanyangeya camp which was set up to house flood victims, has now increased to 400 after several homes that had not been affected were also washed away by the raging waters.
The district chairperson Sibendere Bigogo, says they received a letter from the ministry of water and environment ordering the relocation of the affected families to Kogere Primary School but the district council refused to comply, suggesting instead, that these people be given free land on Mubuku forest reserve.
The situation has prompted the Kasese district disaster preparedness team to hold an impromptu meeting this afternoon to come up with a solution.