By Isaac Mugera –

The Government of Uganda, through the Office of the Prime Minister has completed construction of over 100 houses for the relocation of the Buduuda Landslide victims. The two- bed-roomed houses, which are the first phase of a total of 900 houses, are already fully roofed, doors and windows fixed, and the engineers are now making final finishing touches and painting.

The houses are being set up in a comprehensive permanent settlement in Bunambutye Sub County, in Bududa District.

Journalists climb up the hills to get a clear view of the completed houses

The OPM works alongside other line Ministries to implement the project, and these include; Ministry of Water and Environment, Ministry of Works, Ministry of Health, Ministry of education and Ministry of Internal Affairs. Engineers from the UPDF and Police Engineering Brigades were contracted to take charge of the site constructions.

The UPDF Site Foreman, Capt. Martin Candia, from the UPDF Engineering Brigade said that the houses will be handed over to Government in less than 3 weeks ready for distribution to the beneficiaries.

While visiting the site over the weekend, the Head of Communications at OPM, Mr. Julius Mucunguzi says that Government is yet to set a date for the official hand over of the houses to the first batch of beneficiaries.

Capt. Martin Candia takes the OPM team around to appreciate the work done

Mr. Mucunguzi says that each house sits on an acre of land and each house hold has been given extra 2 acres for crop and animal farming. He adds that in addition to the house and farm land, Government is going to provide all the social infrastructure and services including schools, health centers, roads, water and electricity.