Families of Rukiga district mudslide victims receive Presidential condolence

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Minister Mateke handing over condolence to one of the beneficiaries

NEWS- The Minister of State for Youth and Children Affairs in the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development Hon. Nyirabashitsi Sarah Mateke has delivered condolence messages from the office of the president, to families that lost their dear ones due to heavy rains within Rukiga district.

During the heavy rains that hit Rukiga district recently, 3 lives were lost within the Sub counties of Rwamucucu, and Kashabya after mudslides swept off the houses they were in at the moment of the Rains.

Speaking to the affected families at Summit resort Hotel in Muhanga Town council in Rukiga district, Hon Sarah Mateke, who doubles as the Women MP for Kisoro District said that the president got concerned after receiving a report about those who lost their dear ones.

The Minister who delivered Ugx 5 millions for each life lost to the families added that the office of the president is also looking ahead to supporting families that lost properties and other infrastructure like Roads, Bridges that were swept off by heavy rains.

The Deputy RDC Rukiga district Mr. Kamusiime Zadoch together with the District Chairperson Hon Robert Kakwerere both appreciated the president’s Condolence stressing that the shocking incidents were beyond the districts limit.

 They called for further intervention towards helping the now homeless Citizens who lost their properties like Houses, Lands, Gardens among others and other infrastructures like Roads, Bridges, Schools and others.

Cue in………….Kamusiime on condolence

Speaking to this reporter, Abomugisha Eunice a resident of Noozi Village, Noozi Parish, in Rwamucucu Sub County who lost her husband Mubangizi Asaph and her Daughter Natuhwera Dennis said that on 2nd May 2023, together with her people were sleeping when the house fell on them. She recites that to her survival, her head kept up from which she made an alarm that caused her rescue and the rest died.

Twasiima Jackline 54 and her Husband Geoffrey Kyaro residents of Katambira village Rutengye Parish in Kashambya Sub County who lost the Daughter Akansasira Jusper said that they were called on 2nd May 2023 that she had died in a house which fell on her.

They further said that their daughter left them with three Children they are now looking after from which they appreciated the President for extending a helping hand towards them for the loss.

Cue in………… Twasiima on condolence

The aggrieved families were accompanied by their Sub County Chairperson for both Kashabya and Rwamucucu, the District Youth Chairperson Barigayomwe Gibbs, Mayor Muhanga Town council together with his Town Clark among others.