The Prime Minister, Rt. Hon. Robinah Nabbanja paid a curtsey visit to the Flood victims in Kayunga District on Friday and delivered emergency relief items.
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 to help them start over again.
During the Premier’s assessment visit to Kayunga District on Friday, she focussed on analyzing the impact of floods in the area, and she found out that the floods are caused by the rising water levels in Lake Kyoga and River Ssezibwa.
In her address, the Premier gave hope to the victims that the government was in the process of acquiring land to resettle them in a safer place. She also notes 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 Prime Minister showed gratitude and thanked the residents for supporting NRM and encouraged them to embrace the parish development model as this provides a greater opening for employment opportunities to the residents.
All district leaders were called upon to support the vulnerable people affected by the floods and sensitize the masses about the risks of settling in wetlands. She also called for unity and cohesion among the leaders for sustainable development.
The Minister of State for Planning, Hon. Amos Lugoloobi said that 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 function was also graced by the attendance of the district leaders and government officials among others.