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Govt Aids Victims Of Jumbos In Kichwamba

By Vision Reporter

Added 2nd March 2001 03:00 AM

THE Government has donated 220 bags of maize flour and 56 of bean seeds to families recently invaded by elephants in Kichwamba, Bushenyi district, reports Raynel Kanyambu.

THE Government has donated 220 bags of maize flour and 56 of bean seeds to families recently invaded by elephants in Kichwamba, Bushenyi district, reports Raynel Kanyambu. This follows an appeal to the government by local leaders arguing that the animals belong to the Government. The district councillor, Mr. David Kisembo, and the LC3 chairman, Mr. Frank Mubangizi, had threatened to mobilise a boycott of the presidential elections if the Government did not help them. They argued that the Wildlife Act, which protects animals from being killed and allows them to destroy people's property without compensation, be revoked. Over 100 jumbos from the Democratic Republic of Congo invaded some villages in Kichwamba, Bunyaruguru, destroying over 200 acres of crops. "About 24 families from Katara, Rumuri, Kyanshama, Kyambura, and Ahankungu which were severely affected will benefit," Mubangizi said. He said on Wednesday that the food aid, channeled through the Prime Minister's Office, would be distributed considering the extent of loss. Ends

Govt Aids Victims Of Jumbos In Kichwamba

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