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Heavy Rains Hit Isingiro District

By Jonan Beine

Mbarara

Heavy rains last evening ravaged the sub counties of Rugaaga and Bukanga in Isingiro destroying crops and houses.
The rains hit the area for about two hours around 4:00pm destroying mainly banana plantations and blowing off the roofs of over 10 houses.
The most affected villages are Kyanyanda, Kyampango,Keitegura, Rwenturagara A&B all in Rugaaga sub-county.
The most affected villages are kyanyanda, kyampango,keitegura, Rwenturagara A&B all in Rugaaga sub-county.
James Byaruhanga the publicity secretary for Rugaaga Sub county farmer’s forum told our reporter on phone several plantations were destroyed completely.
Byaruhanga says that the rain which was characterised by heavy wind did not spare houses as well.

Isingiro district local council five chairperson Jeremiah Kamurali told our reporter that he is worried that the heavy rains have left the locals in a worrying situation.
He says that the district will embark on a move to sensitize the locals on improved farming practices so that such disasters are avoided.

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