By Annita Matsika, Radio West/NECJOGHA
Ntoroko, Uganda – Floods which devastated large areas of the western Uganda districts of Ntoroko and Bundibugyo have left several roads damaged in this area.
“Our teams together with the Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) are presently assessing damage caused to the roads in the area,” Irene Nakasiita, the Communication Officer of the Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) said in a press release last week.
She said that in Bundibugyo, Ntoroko and neighboring communities, several roads have developed huge cracks which pose a huge risk to people using the roads.
Meanwhile, excitement filled residents of Kirumya parish and surrounding villages of Bundinagwara 1, Bugando 11 Habendu, Kirumya East and Central as they lined up to receive relief items supplied by URCS.
According to the URCS assessment, 285 households with a population of 2,834 people were affected in the recent flash floods. URCS therefore delivered relief to support all affected families to help them cope.
On Friday last week, these families lined up to carry home 3,731 kits that included blankets, soap, aluminum cups, saucepans, plates, basins and tarpaulins.
“As heavy rains continue in the country, people living around disaster prone areas are called upon to take heed and seek safety in safer areas. The Red Cross has now embarked on efforts to sensitise the public about dangers of disasters and how these can be mitigated,” she concluded.