Mudslides leave Ibanda residents homeless

More than 40 residents in the western town Ibanda were left in the cold after mudslides washed away their homesteads. The most affected are living on the slopes of Kyereeta Hill. The floods were triggered by Monday and Tuesday heavy down pour that destroyed several acres of banana plantations, beans and maize gardens.   Animals including goats, chicken and ducks were killed by the floods. The area LC 1 Chairperson  Emmanuel Tumwine says the floods bust banks of river Kyereeta, washing away the only reliable bridge that connects Rugaaga and Katookye parishes respectively.