Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja has pledged to support those affected by the floods in Kasese, by providing them with land in Muhokya sub county, so they can move out of harm’s way.
A delegation including Prime Minister and Uganda Red Cross Society Secretary General Robert Kwesiga, were in Kasese district accessing the damage caused by the flooding of River Nyamambwa.
Kasese residents living close to the area, rivers of Nyamugasani and Nyamwamba have been severally affected whenever they break their banks, with some even losing their lives in the process, reported NTV.
The premier, who was touring the area to acquaint herself with the fate of those affected by the recent floods was upset at the quality of food aid being brought to the residents.
In Company of Minister Anywar, Hon Onek Hillary, Minister Alice Kaboyo, area MPs, RDC and Kasese area leaders, Nabbanja visited and assessed areas affected by Nyamwamba river floods.
“Kasese isn’t a dumping ground,” fumed Nabbanja who was upset by the quality of commodities like blankets that were brought by government as support to those affected.
She rejected the substandard mosquito nets and blankets.
Government donated 40,000 tonnes of maize, 20,000 tonnes of beans, 2,000kgs of sugar, 1,000 jerricans, and 1000 boxes of soap, among others.