Landslides Leave Several Homeless in Rubanda

RUBANDA – Several residents in Nshanjare Village in Nshanjare Town council of Rubanda District have been left homeless in the wake of devastating landslides that ravaged their homes and properties this week on Friday.

According to accounts from local leaders and those directly affected by the landslides, this tragic event unfolded amidst a relentless downpour that commenced around 3:00 pm on that fateful Friday. The aftermath left many in dire straits, desperately seeking assistance, with some requiring hospitalization.

Friday Leviction, one of the unfortunate victims, shared his harrowing experience, recounting the loss of millions of shillings during the incident. He operated a shop and mobile money business, which amounted to a staggering 18 million Shillings, all of which were mercilessly swept away by the force of the landslide. Leviction now appeals to the government for support to help him rebuild his livelihood.

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Local leaders in the area, including the Nshanjare LC1 Chairperson, Friday Obed; Bismark Kobusheshe, the Mayor of Nshanjare Town Council; Shallon Ashaba, the LC5 Female Councilor for Nshanjare Town Council; and Gerald Tumwesigye, the LC5 Male Councilor for Nshanjare Town Council, collectively acknowledged the widespread destruction wrought by the mudslides.

These calamitous events resulted in the loss of homes, gardens, and domestic animals. While no fatalities have been reported, numerous individuals now find themselves stranded, with some requiring medical attention. The looming threat of famine also looms large, given that their crops have been obliterated.


In a commendable effort to mitigate the dire situation, Anna Asiimwe,a Businesswoman from Kampala and a resident of Kakore who is also the Hopeful Woman Member of Parliament for Rubanda District, stepped in to offer her support. She generously donated 220 kilograms of Posho to the affected residents and contributed 1.25 million Shillings to bolster the Disaster Preparedness scheme in the area.

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Asiimwe implored the local community to adopt responsible farming practices and plant trees on the hills to safeguard against future landslides.


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