By Kithende Obed
The leadership of Kasemire village in Kyondo sub-county, Kasese district has raised a red flag against a group of youths involved in a number of social misbehaviors in the area.
Gorge Kule Isepulani, the area Local Council I Chairperson says they are overwhelmed by cases of vanilla and cocoa thefts by the youths who move with knives after smoking opium (cannabis) and eating marijuana.
According to Isepulani, at least six knives have been confiscated from the thieves who move at night threatening to kill vanilla and cocoa farmers.
Theft is not the only problem in Kasemire village. Currently, cases of domestic violence are also on an increase due to the effects of Covid-19 induced lockdown.
Isepulani says the area also challenged by an acute shortage of safe and clean water, forcing the residents to trek long distances and fetch water from River Nyamughasana about five kilometres away from them.
Recently, the Kyondo Sub-county Chairperson, Juvenal Muke told our reporter that Council would allocate money for the provision of safe and clean water in some areas experiencing a related challenge. But when contacted on phone, our repeated calls went unanswered.
A similar challenge has been reported in other areas in Kasese district. In Rugendabara – Kikongo Town Council, Daniel Kambale, the L. C III Chairperson says they are also experiencing a challenge of water shortage.
In a related development, Abdul Saad, the L. C III Chairperson for Maliba Town Council says during the recent floods, water pipes were destroyed and since then, lack of water has become a challenge to the residents.