By Obed Kithende
Flood victims encamped at Muhokya Internally Displaced Camp in Kasese District have requested the relevant authorities to allow them meet the President as he comes to campaign for the NRM flag bearer in the forthcoming Busongora County South Parliamentary by-election.
Through their camp leader, Rehema Aryema, the flood victims say they want to tell the truth and challenges that they are facing in the camp so that the President himself looks for a lasting solution to their problem.
They submitted in their request to the Kasese Deputy RDC in-charge of Bukonzo County, Lt. Maate Magwara who had visited the camp with a delegation from the Humanity First Uganda to deliver an assortment of relief items.
According to Aryema, the flood victims want to know the reasons why government has kept them for all that long in the camp and without food, adding that the last consignment of relief food from government was on May 05, 2022.
Aryema says they are also waiting for the blankets that they were on July 20, 2021 returned to Kampala after the Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Robinah Nabbanja had observed that they were substandard.
Mary Nyongera Nalongo, a 65 year –old mother says their grass thatched houses are currently leaking because the tauplins that were given to them have worn out.
Responding to some of the victims concerns, Lt. Magwara, explained that they had delayed in the camp because the country is facing a lot of disasters in most parts especially in Karamoja and Mbale among others.
Lt. Magwara was however optimistic that soon government would solve the problem to its logical conclusion.
He used the same platform to warn the camp leaders against allowing politicians who have shown interest in the Busongora County South Parliamentary by-election slated for August 18, 2022.
Mr. Abdul Maliki Ssenfuka, the Director Humanity First Uganda told the camp occupants that they decided to donate some blankets, mosquito nets, rice, sugar and beans after receiving repeated calls from the camp leaders that they are facing a challenge of food shortage.