Uganda: Residents ask govt to build barriers to control floods

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Daily Monitor

By Yahudu Kitunzi

Local leaders and residents in Butaleja District have asked government to construct embankments along the banks of River Manafwa in order to control flooding in the area.

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Last week, about 12,000 residents were displaced by floods triggered by heavy rain and are now living in dire conditions.

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The most affected sub-counties were Himutu and Mazimasa, where houses were submerged, and crops such as rice, potatoes, cassava, beans and livestock, destroyed.

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“The government should build embankments to protect us who are living in low-lying areas because we have suffered enough due to floods,” the chairperson of Masulula B Village in Himutu Sub-county, Mr Mesulamu Wabaye, said.

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