By: Mugerwa Michael
Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja visited the peninsular district of Amolatar, to follow up on government’s intervention in relief provision to flood victims and repair of broken infrastructure.
The rising Lake Kyoga water has affected a number of sub-counties in the district including the Town Council were over 100 households have been displaced. The Prime Minister was taken on a guided tour of the affected infrastructure which included the road network, schools, health centres and the flood victims camp.
Anoga Swamp water in Namasale Town Council has submerged the road network. In Acii Sub-county, the road from Ochomoli to Muchola is cut off. Responding to issues raised by the local leadership, the Prime Minister donated two engine boats to facilitate transportation in the flooded areas.
She said government was fully aware of what was pertaining on the ground and that efforts were being taken to solve the problems. The Premier advised the district leadership to follow up on issues they had raised, with the relevant government Ministries, Departments and Agencies.
Other demands presented to the Prime Minister include the need for Amolatar Health Centre IV to be upgraded to a hospital. On behalf of government, the Prime Minister pledged an ambulance to be given to the health Centre IV.
She encouraged the people to embrace the Myoga programme and also guard against the COVID-19 pandemic. The Prime Minister was accompanied by the Minister for Labour and Social Development, State Minister for Environment, area MPs and a cross section of senior government officials. END