Mp Catherine Ndamira urges locals to embrace good agricultural practices

By Libino Byamukama

The Kabale District Woman Member of Parliament, Catherine Atwakire Ndamira

has urged farmers to adopt terracing methods and conserve the environment

to avoid increased incidents of landslides.

Atwakire, who visited different areas in Ndorwa West County where strong

hailstorms wreaked havoc made the call yesterday while addressing farmers from

Kahungye sub-county at the sub-county headquarters in Kabale District.  The

strong hailstorm characterized by rains, which started yesterday afternoon

at around 01:00PM  and lasted for about an hour destroyed crop gardens and

more than 80 houses and unspecified toilets. It also destroyed Nyakihanda

Church of Uganda, Kahungye primary school, and Rubaya secondary school.  The

most affected sub counties are Butanda, Kahungye, Rubaya and Ryakarimira

town council.

Atwakire asked the local leaders to compile the list of the affected

persons and hand it over to the Kabale Chief Administrative Officer so that

she can lobby for the support from the office of the Prime Minister. She

also pledged one million shillings towards the construction of Nyakihanda

Church of Uganda, which was completely destroyed.

The Ryakarimira town council LCIII Chairperson, Enock Kazooba asked farmers

to dig trenches in their gardens saying that they will help to control the

speed of running water.