Monday, September 13, 2021
BY: DOREEN NASASIRA
The Prime Minister, Rt. Hon. Robinah Nabbanja has delivered emergency relief items to flood victims in Kayunga District.
This was during the Premier’s assessment visit to Kayunga District on Friday to analyse the impact of floods in the area caused by the rising water levels in Lake Kyoga and River Ssezibwa.
The Prime Minister said the government was in the process of acquiring land to resettle the people who were affected by the floods.
She noted that 30 boats will be procured to ease access to transport in the area and also directed that the ministry of transport and works clears the water weeds which hinder transportation.
The Premier also thanked the residents for supporting NRM and asked them to embrace the parish development model.
She called upon the district leaders to support the vulnerable people affected by the floods and sensitize the masses about the dangers of settling in wetlands. She also called for unity and cohesion among the leaders.
The Minister of State for Planning, Hon. Amos Lugoloobi said the government is in the process of tarmacking the Kayunga road using funds it will acquire from the African Development Bank.
The Minister of State for Primary Education, Dr Joyce Moriku Kaducu said the ministry of education will assess how the schools were affected by the floods and analyse how they can be supported.
The Minister of State for Health in charge of General Duties, Hon. Anifa Kawooya urged the public to observe the Covid-19 Standard Operating Procedures.
The Minister of State for Water, Hon. Aisha Ssekindi called upon the residents to protect the environment. She said she will ensure that the residents have access to clean water and basic sanitation once the government acquires land to resettle them.
The Office of the Prime Minister delivered 500 iron sheets, 1000 mosquito nets, 500 tarpaulins, 600 jerry cans, and 2000kgs of sugar as non-food relief items to the flood victims in Kayunga District.
The function was also attended by the district leaders and government officials among others. END.