Rukiga woman MP roots for better farming practices

By Hamlet Arinda

The Rukiga woman member of parliament Carroline Kamusiime Muhwezi has called on farmers in the area to embrace modern farming practices in a bid to avert consequences of environment degradation.

The legislator was on Thursday speaking to residents of Kashambya sub county after visiting the areas that were hit by floods triggered by heavy rains. hit by floods.

The rains resulted into loss of properties including animal farms, crop gardens, houses as well as cutting off some roads.

Culverts at a bridge which connects areas of Kabisha cell, Kafunjo Parish, Kashambya sub county in Rukiga District and Kafunjo Cell Kafunjo parish Nyakishenyi Rukungiri District were swept away by heavy floods triggered by heavy rains that hit the area rain which fall on Monday this week.

Muhwezi urged the locals to always consider practices that don’t destroy the environment such as modern farming by using terraces and ago-forestry , especially in the uphills to control the velocity of running water.

She further said that she is in touch with the Ministry of Roads officials who will soon come to make an assessment on the conditions of Roads and bridges in the district.

She gave in support in the form of funds to buy Timbers and trees to help in putting a temporary bridge as she lobbies for culverts to fix the area permanently.

Teodoro Busingye the chairperson LC I Kabisha cell, Kafunjo Parish in Kashambya sub county says that communities in the area have been disconnected by floods thus appealing to the government to urgently come to their rescue to have the bridge fixed quickly.

He said that children from either side can longer go to their school due to the fact that where they used to pass is disconnected.

He appreciated Hon Carloline Kamusime Muhwezi for she heard of this calamity and responded quickly to assess how her people can be helped.

Turyatunga Godius LCI Defense Kafunjo Cell Kafunjo parish Nyakishenyi on the side Rukungiri District said their leaders should of pick a leaf on Hon Carloline Kamusime Muhwezi and come urgently to assess the suffering communities so that they can be helped.

Arineitwe sylivia, Akatukwasa  Medius and Orikurungi Edith some of the affected residents say they were shocked to see their bridge which washed away crippling connectivity.

They further commended the legislator for moving in to put in place a temporary bridge so that the locals do not get stuck.

Other places which were badly affected include; Nyarugororo, Nyaruhanga, and Nyarubisi cells all in Kitanga parish Kashambya sub county Rukiga District.