Floods cut off major roads in Masindi

She is therefore appealing for government support through the donation of relief items like food, among others.

By Asimu Ayesiga

Masindi: Floods have cut off major roads in Miirya Sub County in Masindi district.

In an exclusive interview with this publication last evening, Livingstone Kyotamanya, the LC3 Chairperson for Miirya Sub County, said that due to the flooding on major roads, it has hindered access to other places and activities, thus skyrocketing commodity prices and high transport fares for those traveling to Masindi town and other places.

Kyotamanya attributed the flooding to rainfall and climate change, stressing that they have much more rain compared to other seasons. He noted that some students didn’t sit for their finals, and residents are missing health services due to floods.

He also asked residents to be security-conscious when using the flooded roads so as not to fall prey to dangerous aquatic species like snakes and others.

Cosmas Byaruhanga, the Masindi district LCV chairperson, acknowledged that the flooding found the roads in a bad state. He mentioned the most affected sub counties as Pakanyi, Miirya, Kiruli, and Bwinanga.

Ms. Mary Tusiime says she has lost about two acres of maize to floods, and she is anticipating hunger in the near future since she has lost whatever she had to flooding water.

She is therefore appealing for government support through the donation of relief items like food, among others.

The major roads that have been cut off are Masindi Port Road, Kinumi-Kisindizi, Kinumi-Katagurukwa, and Kigenga Road. Kyotamanya stresses that, as the subcounty, they don’t have the capacity to maintain these roads due to a lack of funds.

We couldn’t get a comment from the district production officer, Fred Ssebuguzi, since his known number was unavailable by press time.

In September this year, the hailstorm hit the sub counties of Pakanyi and Kiruli and destroyed a number of crops and houses.

Similarly, last month, over 300 families from Kimengo Sub County were displaced by flooding water from the River Kafu.

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