Downpour destroys 50 houses in Kaliro

By Yazid Yolisigira Kaliro

Kaliro- Residents of Kisinda Sub-county in Kaliro District are counting losses after a rainstorm destroyed houses and crops in seven villages.

The Thursday evening downpour coupled with strong wind and hailstorm destroyed an estimated 50 houses in the villages of Nakaboko, Isulubi, Namuntu, Namumbya, Bukayale, Kiroba and Bukunya.

About five people are said to have sustained injuries and were taken to nearby health centres for treatment, but no deaths have been reported.
Ms Joan Naigaga, one of the affected residents at Nakaboko Village, appealed to the government for help, claiming that they are very likely to face food shortage in the near future.

At Busulumba Primary School, a government-aided school, the roof of a two-classroom block was blown off.
Mr Samuel Nyago, the deputy head teacher of the school, said the affected classrooms are for Primary One and Two.
At Kisinda Primary School, the only pit-latrine at the school was destroyed.

Mr Moses Mugogolo, the head teacher of the school, said the pit-latrine was being shared by both girls and boys after the one for boys filled up last year.

The Kisinda Sub-county chairperson, Mr Philip Waako, described the damage as huge, calling on the government to intervene.
“Some of the affected residents slept in a classroom at Nakaboko Primary School because they had nowhere to go,” Mr Waako said.

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