UPDF soldier and 7 others killed by Kasese floods

NEWS– As schools resume operations for second term 2024 today, internally displaced persons in Bukonzo County East have expressed worry over the next course of action since most of them are being temporarily encamped at schools.

More than 430 households with a population of over 2100 persons are encamped at Kalonge I Primary School, Bwitho Primary School and St. Michael Mughanza Primary School yet these institutions have opened today.

At Kalonge I Primary School, Mayani Mbusa, the Camp Chairperson says he has no idea where the more than 100 persons at the camp will go since most of their houses were washed away.

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Benendicto Masereka, Camp Secretary of the displaced persons at Bwitho Primary school and Uziyeri Ithungu Kabangire, the Chairperson of the displaced persons at St. Michael Mughanza Primary appealed to government to consider resettling the over 4,500 internally displaced persons in Bukonzo County East.

Masereka also reported food shortage in the IDP camp Bwitho Primary School.

On top of schools resuming today, Masereka says they don’t have what to feed people in the camp.

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Mr. Robert Baluku Syaipuma Finance who visited same camps including Bwitho Primary School the camp sympathized with all the people in Bukonzo County east for the calamities.

He contributed 400 kilograms of posh and 200kgs of beans to feed the affected people as they are waiting from government.

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Mr. Jim Kalimunda Kyondo sub-county NRM chairperson who had accompanied Mr. Baluku, noted that as NRM they would follow up relief issues in the office of the Prime Ministers to the people in the camps

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Meantime, the Youths in Kasese District have been asked to be patriotic as one way of enforcing peace and unity in the country.

The call was sounded by Mr. Godfrey Kule Kiwede the BGB – Projects and Programs at Red Cross Kasese branch at the closure of the three days youth camp held at Bright Academy sec school in Kasese Municipality which was organized by Red Cross.

The Training was about Youth coming together to discuss Actions on climate change, get life planning skills and basics of first aid, Red cross information and ideals among other activities is timely as we continue to see nature demanding for justice due to the huge impact of human activities.

According to Mr. Kiwede, a Young person offering themselves to join the rest of the Actors offering voluntary service is act of heroism.

He quoted the youth that time is now when they must collectively consider actions to combat climate change anger or else expect more of the huge negative impact. “Where you’re please do something, We are better together” he adds.

Some of the participants including Edreen Musoki and Sharon Biira hailed Red Cross for the training and they promised to train their fellows to be agents of change for a positive impact.