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Rotarians team up to help Bududa community that was recently affected by mudslides

Deputy Speaker Rt. Hon. Jacob Oulanyah ,(third left) receives the Rotary Foundation Major Donor Regalia presented by the president Rotary Club Kampala Central, Ivan Mwondha during a courtesy visit (PARLIAMENT PHOTO)

KAMPALA – The Rotary club of Uganda Mbale chapter has kick-started soliciting for relief both monetary and tangible items to help the families that were hit by the calamity of the mudslide in Bududa District.

According to the president Rotary club of Kampala Central, Ivan Mwondah, their counterpart in Mbale under the “Bududa Rescue project” are already mobilizing for any kind of relief that can go to the affected persons.

The Rotary club of Kampala decided to make a courtesy visit to the deputy speaker Jacob Oulanya to appreciate him for his recent contribution towards Rotary club where he contributed Sh38m that is geared towards supporting in Education, improving maternal health, providing clean water to unprivileged communities among other social activities done by the Rotarians.

The October 11 mudslides in Bududa washed away close to 100 homes. (FILE PHOTO)

Mwondah said that the amount of money to be raised is to go towards meeting the urgent needs of approximately 300 people from 60 homes that were badly hit by this calamity.

Meanwhile, the deputy speaker of Parliament called upon the public to always have a principal of serving above self, have a sense of humanity, and do what they can to always help people in need.

Although 40 bodies have been recovered, hundreds are feared dead because some areas were still not accessible.

Bududa district chairperson Wilson Watira told journalists that 40 dead bodies had been recovered so far after a river burst its banks following heavy rains, sending muddy water coursing through a market.

Despite the statistic, hundreds are feared dead because some areas are still not accessible.

President Museveni, on a visit of the Bududa communities affected by the mudslides, has sanctioned aid for the Bududa people (PPU PHOTO)

On the same note, President Yoweri Museveni had also said that Government had dispatched rescue teams to Bududa following the disaster.

Museveni, who was away in London to attend a conference on illegal wildlife trade, tweeted Thursday, urging residents to “co-operate with authorities to mitigate possible further danger”.

Earlier, the Uganda Red Cross said in a statement that at least seven people had been buried after a “massive landslide” in Bukalasi.

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