Minister Bahati Sympathizes with Victims of Devastating Downpour in Kabale

KABALE – The Minister of State for Trade, Industry, and Cooperatives, Honorable David Bahati, has conveyed his heartfelt condolences to the victims of a devastating downpour that wreaked havoc in Kitumba Sub County, Kabale District.

This calamity resulted in the destruction of numerous homes, crops, roads, and tragically, the loss of a child (still Missing).

The torrential rains struck in the evening hours of Wednesday, casting the residents of Kanyankwanzi Village in Bukora Parish into despair as they desperately searched for a child who had been swept away by the powerful current.

The victim has been identified as Pearl Amumpeire, a nursery student at Kanyankwanzi Primary School in Bukora Parish, Kitumba Sub County. She is the daughter of Twinomujuni, who is the son of Bariyanga, both residing in the same area. Fortunately, Pearl’s elder sister, Favor Ampeire, was rescued by vigilant residents.

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Minister Bahati, who also serves as the Member of Parliament for the region, took to his Twitter handle to express his sympathy. He assured the public that relevant government agencies had been notified and that every effort was being made to provide urgently needed assistance.

Minister Bahati also commended the first responders who had rallied to support the affected communities. He urged the public to exercise caution during this rainy season.

“I extend my heartfelt sympathies to all those impacted by today’s devastating downpour in parts of Kabale District, particularly in Kitumba Sub County. Initial reports indicate casualties, missing persons, property damage, and displacement,” Minister Bahati stated.

He added, “We have alerted the appropriate government agencies and are mobilizing resources to provide the urgently required aid. My gratitude goes out to the dedicated first responders. Let us all remain vigilant during this rainy season.”

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The villages most severely affected by this natural disaster include Kanyankwanzi, Kizorera, and Nyakato, all within Kitumba Sub County. According to Davis Muhereza, the LC3 Chairman for Kitumba Sub County, the search for Pearl Amumpeire continues as her body remains missing amidst the floodwaters.

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