70 Households left Homeless as Heavy rains Pound Bukomansimbi last night.

Over 70 households were left homeless as heavy rains pounded Bukomansimbi District last night.

The affected villages include Kyango, Gayaza, Kyanakibi, and Bukomansimbi town council among others.

The residents have asked the Office Of The Prime Minister  (OPM) to come to their rescue, saying they have nowhere to sleep and their crops have been destroyed.

It should be noted that recently, the Minister of State for Environment, Hon Beatrice Anywar  warned the country of impending heavy rains which she said are likely to lead to severe flooding.

Anywar  said that weather forecast reports indicated that from September to late December 2023, most parts of the country will experience heavy rains.

“The coming rains as indicated will be characterised by floods, water logging, hail stones, landslides, lightning  and high risks of malaria and cholera,” said Anywar.

Anywar said this should be an awakening call to government to prepare for the looming disasters in mitigate their effects. She said her ministry is however constrained financially and called for extra support from other relevant ministries.

“Severe budget cuts of shs14 billion from our vote affected our activities; we have inadequate weather monitoring equipment and infrastructure, she added.  

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