Hailstorms destroy several gardens in Rukiga district.

A destroyed banana plantation (Photo/Courtesy)

More than 70 homes in Kita, Kakirare, Nyamirembe and Nyamugaza villages in Kitanga parish Kashambya Sub-County, Rukiga district have been left stranded after their food crops including banana plantations, sorghum, cassava, Irish potatoes, beans and maize gardens, cabbages among others were destroyed by the heavy rains.

The rains which left several feeder roads in the area impassable also destroyed about five kitchens.

According to the Kitanga parish councilor Mr Bosco Turyasingura, the rain which hit the area for at least an hour started on Sunday afternoon 22/09/2019 at around 1:00 pm.

Mr. Katungi Deo one of the locals from Kita village whose banana plantation were swept away during the downpours said that he is afraid of their next source of income as famers we earn from our gardens now are destroyed, I appeals to the government to intervene immediately because famine seems next that may hit them following the destruction of their crops and gardens.

Mr. Musiguzi John also called for the immediate intervention of the district authorities for relief so that the affected families do not completely suffer.

“Government especially the ministry of disaster preparedness should run to the rescue of these communities devasted by the calamity,” Mr. Musinguzi urges.

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