The Sironko Woman Member of Parliament Florence Nambozo Mayoga last Week called upon the Government to speed up the response and support the landslides victims in the mountainous areas of Elgon Region.
Nambozo said that the Government should expedite the process to evacuate those in high risk hills as it continues with the permanent resettlement Programme.
She made these remarks during her visit to the families of the landslide victims in Zesui Sub County where she delivered food Aid to them.
“Accessing most parts of the landslide hit Sub Counties of Zesui and Massaba is difficult because there is still a heavy downpour in the area as roads and bridges connecting the areas have also been destroyed by landslides and the continuous heavy rains” she said
The legislator also reached the epicenter of the landslides in Bunajewa village, Bumumulo parish in Zesui Sub-County and later proceeded to Bugimago Primary School where over 200 displaced people had relocated and camped.
She delivered food relief which included 600kilograms of maize flour (Posho), 200kilograms of rice, and onion seedlings
The State Minister of Relief, Disaster Preparedness and Refugees Musa Ecweru last week told the journalists at the Uganda Media Centre that the government had launched an immediate response plan where the Cabinet had approved UGX20bn.
“This money, UGX10bn shall be given to the Ministry of Works, 9bn to the Disaster Preparedness and UGX200 for fixing equipment’s” he said
The residents of Zesui Sub County led by their Gombolola Internal Security Officer (GISO) Paul Mukwana appreciated Hon Nambozo for the good gesture of donating relief food to the people who had been affected by flash floods and landslides.
“I appreciate Hon. Nambozo’s efforts and kindness towards our people. She has proved to us that she is a people centered leader because not only that she condoled with us but also brought physical items and I thank her on behalf of the entire leadership of Zesui Sub county” he said
By press time four people died while scores were displaced in Zesui and Masaba sub counties in Sironko district following multiple landslides that occurred last week as a result of heavy rains.