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Floods cut off Katakwi, Amuria roads again

By Vision Reporter

Added 16th November 2008 03:00 AM

FLOODS have again cut off the Katakwi-Amuria road after Ajelek Bridge that connects the two districts collapsed. A total of 6,222 households in Katakwi district have been affected.

FLOODS have again cut off the Katakwi-Amuria road after Ajelek Bridge that connects the two districts collapsed. A total of 6,222 households in Katakwi district have been affected.

By Salume Among

FLOODS have again cut off the Katakwi-Amuria road after Ajelek Bridge that connects the two districts collapsed. A total of 6,222 households in Katakwi district have been affected.

This was according to the flood status report discussed during a meeting in the district on Thursday.

The district disaster management committee leader, Kenneth Onyait, said huts had collapsed, while others got water logged.

Onyait said crops like sim-sim, cassava, sweet potatoes, groundnuts, maize, and cowpeas were destroyed.

He added that roads were washed away, water contaminated and pit-latrines collapsed.

He said the most affected sub-counties were Ongongoja, Ngariam, Magoro, Omodoi, Kapujan and Usuk.

The chief administrative officer, James Nkata, said an assessment is to be made to find out the solution to the floods.

Nkata said sanitation had worsened in the affected places.

“It’s worse in schools because most of them are next to the camps. As a result of water logging, katakwi is likely to experience food scarcity in the next two to three months,” he said.

The district education officer, Angella Atim Emudong, said some of the affected schools were not accessible.

The disaster committee decided that Emudong gives emergency examinations this week and the schools be closed by Friday to protect pupils from getting water-borne diseases.

Floods cut off Katakwi, Amuria roads again

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