- Each family affected by the flooding and mudslides to receive 500,000
- Government considering relocating the displaced families affected to safer places.
- Government should establish the cause and source of the mud and such heavy flooding.
The Government through the Office of the Prime Minister is to offer 500,000/= for every family that lost someone during heavy flooding and mudslides in the south western district of Kisoro.
Honorable Esther Anyakun, the Minister of State for Disasters noted they have also prepared food and non-food relief kits to be distributed to the victims of the Tuesday disaster in Kisoro.
Government is also considering relocating the displaced families affected by the disaster to safer places.
“I am here to pass on the condolences to the families. We will work with your district leadership and Members of Parliament from your district to see how to find land and relocate the displaced families" Anyakun added.
She thanked the Uganda Red Cross Society for coming in so fast to save the situation.
The Minister of State for Youths Hon. Sarah Mateke, also Woman MP for Kisoro, requested the Government to support them to establish the cause and source of the mud and such heavy flooding.
“We have failed to know where this water came from. We need experts to come and go to the mountains to conduct thorough research.
We also request a team from all concerned Ministries of Government to come for a Joint assessment exercise to help us restore the affected infrastructure.
We need roads, water sources, livelihoods and all Government departments and Ministries responsible should come in to help us” said Mateke
On Wednesday 26.1.2022, Uganda Red Cross with support from European Union (ECHO) through a consortium with Netherlands Red Cross, International Federation of the Redcross / RedCrescent activated immediate response to the disaster in Kisoro within a record time 24 hours.
300 most affected families were selected for this relief aid.
Every family affected received bars of soap, saucepans, jerrycans, plates, blankets, a tarpaulin tent, mosquito nets, cups and mats.
“We have coordinated with the Office of the Prime Minister who will also be sending more support in the form of food and non-food relief to the affected communities.
We thank our partners who enable us to have propositioned relief stock that we can immediately utilize when such disasters occur” said Irene Nakasiita, Uganda Red Cross SpokesPerson.
Nine people died and more than 800 were affected by flooding and mudslides caused by torrential rains, in areas around Mt. Muhabura in Kisoro district, early this week. Most affected are Nyarusiza, Muramba and Bunagana.