By APN Reporter
Lions club international though their zone 10 which covers Kabale ,Rubanda and Kisoro today delivered food aid to victims of floods in Rubanda district.
Late September,floods resulting from the heavy down pour hit Nfasha and Ikamiro Trading centres in Rubanda west Killing over 20 people and displacing several others.
Ikamiro is located in Muko sub county while Nfasha is located in Bufundi sub county all in Rubanda west.
The aid included 100 Blankets, 10 tons of posho, 2.5 tons of Beans, 200 empty Jerry cans among other items such as clothing’s.The Items were valued at 36 million shillings.
Speaking at the handover of the items at Nfasha Playground, Robert Munanura the first Vice district governor for Uganda,South sudan and Tanzania urged the locals and leaders in Rubanda district to embrace improved farming practices that will avert the re- occurance of related incidents.
Rubanda west county Member of Parliament Eng.Denis Sabit Commended lions club for extending a helping hand to the locals in the area whom he revealed that still need assistance. Sabiti also asked locals to take heed to the advice from the technocrats especially on farming if they are survive.
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Rubanda district vice chairperson Silver Baguma revealed that the area’s hilly terrain require people to first appreciate the conditions within which they live and they embark on addressing the challenges they face saying that aid is never always available. He commended the members of the lions clubs for the intervention.
Alex Baguma the zone 10 coordinator for lions club revealed that the lions had to intervene after realizing that the affected people were finding it very hard to fix a meal of meet other needs in their homes.
Julius Katungwesi is one of those who benefited. He says that his entire house was swept away and that the donation was timely. He says that the decision to give them food was the best that the lions club thought of since most families were struggling to fix a meal.
Medius Tusiime is one of those who received a blanket, 10 kilograms of posho,beans and jerrycan. She told our reporter that the procedure was open and transparent and commended the lions club for being generous.