OPM delivers relief items for residents of Kitumba in Kabale affected by floods last year.
By Naboth Isaac Niwagaba. Intern
Jan. 23, 2024.
Kabale District has received an assortment of relief items from the office of the Prime Minister meant to benefit residents of Kitumba Subcounty, who were severely affected by landslides last year.
While chairing the District Disaster Management Committee meeting held in the District Rukiiko Hall today, the Acting Deputy Chief Administrative officer- Gordon Manzi, observed that the meeting was meant to come up with the distribution criteria for the relief items.
The Kitumba Subcounty Senior Assistant Secretary, Wilson Byoruganda, revealed that the relief items which are stored at the sub county headquarters, include 13,000 Kgs of Maize flour, 6500 Kgs of beans and 100 pieces of Tarpaulin.
The heavy downpour that hit most parts of Kabale District on 27th September 2023, destroyed a lot of property including crop gardens, roads and houses in Kitumba Subcounty, and also led to the death of a nursery pupil of Kanyankwanzi Primary school in Kitumba sub county. The most affected areas included, Kanyankwanzi and Bukora villages.
However, according to Manzi, the guidelines from the Office of Prime Minister, the relief items are supposed to be distributed to 84 households most affected by the landslides and other 132 vulnerable households. The other households include, households headed by widows, the sick, the elderly, child headed households, households headed by people living with HIV/Aids and those headed by persons with disability.
The Kabale Deputy Resident District Commissioner, Ronald Bakaki commended the Uganda Red Cross Society Kabale branch and the Chief Administrative officer-Kabale for making the first efforts to intervene when the disaster by compiling a comprehensive report on the disaster affected households, on which the office of Prime Minister based its intervention.
Bakaki asked the Distribution teams to stick to schedule and also emphasized that the relief items are only meant for households that were affected by the disaster.