Kasese District CAO to Camp at Nabbanja’s office over Muhokya camp issues

Byamungu Elias Chief Administrative Officer CAO Kasese district

NEWS- Kasese District Chief Administration officer Elias Byamungu has vowed to pitch camp at the office of the Prime Minister in Kampala over the issues of the people in the Muhokya camp, Muhokya town council.

Byamungu told the press while responding to the questions on how far the district had pushed the issues of the people in Muhokya camp.

In May 2020, most rivers streaming from the Rwenzori Mountains burst their banks causing devastating floods that displaced scores of people mainly from Kanyangeya in Nyamwamba Division and other lower local governments including Maliba and Karusandara sub-counties among others.

The victims who first stayed at some selected schools and churches near their flooded areas were later transferred to Muhokya where the District had established a temporary camp with a promise of resettling them as the government secures the money. Since then, they are still encamped at Muhokya.

Now according to the Byamungu, these people have spent close to three years and their issues need to be acted upon, a reason as to why he promised to camp at the office of the Prime Minister until he gets a clear answer to the people in the camp.

However the CAO revealed that people in the camp were also eligible to benefit from the parish development model program but they haven’t yet due to the state of their settlement.

But the Kasese District Forum for Democratic Change – FDC Chairperson has lashed at the leaders from Kasese district for allegedly not doing much towards convincing the government to resettle the floods victims currently encamped at Muhokya Trading Centre in Muhokya Town Council.

Maate blames the Office of District Chairperson, RDC and the Members of Parliament from Kasese for allegedly not doing much to have the issue addressed.

Maate also claims that the top most leaders in the district have continuously gone to visit the flood victims in the camp only to give them false hopes instead of convincing the government to resettle them.