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
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.