Floods hit Kasese on 7th May 2020 as the 5 major rivers in the district broke their banks causing partial or total destruction of 14 schools, 15 bridges, 2 hydro power facilities, and 3 health facilities, 1632.5 acres of annual and seasonal perennial food and cash crops, 44 fish ponds, livestock, poultry and displacing 1820 households. The rivers in question are Lhubiriha, Mubuku, Nyamwamba, Nyamugasani and SSebwe which traversed 16 Sub counties and 2 divisions.
This followed the subsequent flooding which was registered in May 2013, 8th May 2014, and 6th May 2015 and all the flood disasters have always been characterized by bursting of the river banks.
The floods which repeatedly occurred on 7th and 10th May 2020 displaced 11,621 People and pushed 10,850 People to camps. The district has 33 camps in all the affected sub counties with Men and Women, Youths, over 5000 Children and the elderly.
The government, partners and several members of the community have highly responded to support the most affected people living in camps.
The office of the Prime Minister represented by the Hon. Minister of State for Disaster Preparedness, All members of the District Disaster Management Committee (DDMC) including the District Development Partners and Sub county /Municipal officials, all members of the Rapid assessment have showed a very good gesture of the quick response given in order to manage the situation, planning for the affected persons and gather the vital information.
Get detailed report here.
- TENTATIVE DISASTER REPORT 2020