PM Nabbanja pushes to purchase land for IDPs in Kayunga
Written by David Gwenyemera on September 11, 2021
Uganda’s Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja has instructed Kayunga district local government to work closely with her office to conduct valuation of the land housing the internally displaced persons-IDP resettlement camp so as to purchase it.
Nabbanja’s instruction was given after she toured Galiraya sub county were over 2,000 people were displaced by floods resulting from the rising water levels around Lake Kyoga and confirmed that it will take years for the water to withdraw.
Residents were mainly displaced from Ntimba and Kawongo landing sites, as well as villages of Kampatanya and Kyendiko in Galiraya sub county where houses and gardens were submerged.
These IDPs are currently camping at Bbaale sub county on land belonging to Harriet Namaganda.
Nabbanja also promised three boats to ease transport for the people who are still at the affected sub county of Garilaya smoothly cross through the flooded areas.
The District Chairperson Joel Kayiira applauded the prime minister before revealing that they had earlier talked to the landlord who is willing to sell the land to the government to permanently resettle people.
Kayiira also applauded the office of the prime minister for the relief support extended to the people, including 1,000 bags of Sugar, 500 tarpaulins, 500 Jerrycans, 500 Mosquito Nets and 500 iron sheets that were handed over the district leaders with caution to share them transparently.