Kyambura fire victims decry loopholes in their compensation
Residents of Kyambura village in Rubirizi district western Uganda have decried loopholes in the process of compensating the victims who lost property and their beloved ones during the August 18,2019 fire involving a fuel tank at Kyambura trading center leaving about 20 people dead.
Victims accuse the team from the National Insurance Co-operation Ltd in charge of verifying the victims’ receipts of mishandling the whole exercise citing that they could shift the money for their own benefits.
Despite having lost properties worth millions, residents say they were shocked when they found out that they were signing for less money than a quarter of what was lost and asked the president to intervene.
Following the disaster,government promised them shs116 million;shs5 million to each victim’s family but they are not contented with how the matter is being handled.
Rubirizi Resident district commissioner –RDC,Nakamya Harriet has warned the residents against publicizing the issue but also promised to ensure that justice prevails.