BUDUDA RELIEF: State house official delivers President’s pledge


State house has delivered on President Museveni’s pledge of 400 million shillings for those affected by the mudslides in Bududa district in October. State House Comptroller Lucy Nakyobe delivered the money.

It should be remembered that earlier in October Landslides left more than 36 people dead. Hundreds lost homes and livestock after torrential rains caused the River Suume to burst its banks, triggering landslides that devastated two villages in the mountainous eastern district of Bududa.

Upon receiving the sad news about the floods in Bududa, President Yoweri Museveni  tweeted: “I have received the sad news of landslides wreaking havoc in Bududa district, killing a yet to be specified number of residents. The government has dispatched rescue teams to the affected areas.”

“The government will look at the other options available to stop further occurrences of these disasters,” he added.

The president yesterday fulfilled his pledge of 400 Million Shillings to the affected people.

According to the statement from state house, Ms Nakyobe directly gave out the money to 60 families that had lost their loved ones and to 60 survivors of the tragedy.

In her remarks, Ms Nakyobe Mbonye conveyed deepest condolences, on behalf of the President, to the victims and the bereaved families.

“The money meant for bereaved families has been given to the closest next of kin while the money for survivors has been given directly to them. I hope no misunderstandings will develop from this,” Ms Nakyobe said.

The Bududa District NRM Chairperson, Mr Stephen Wakyaya, thanked President Museveni for the support to the victims and the families of the deceased.

Thanks to Mr. President.

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