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Heavy downpours in Kenya, Tanzania won’t affect Uganda – UNMA

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Fears that had been raised amongst weather experts that excessively heavy rains would pound Uganda in the coming days have subsided. The Uganda National Meteorological Authority-UNMA now says the country will continue receiving normal rainfall over several parts of the country in the next five …

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Over 200 people in Sironko are homeless

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 200 people in five parishes in Bugitimwa sub-county, Sironko district are living in the cold following the destruction of their houses by heavy rains. The affected people are from Elgon, Lusangala, Bumulegi, Gibenjeyi and Bumagabuli parishes. Pascal Wanyala, the Lusagali parish LC …

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New 2kms-long crack alarms Sironko amidst looming landslides

Sironko, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | As heavy rains continue pounding the highland Bugisu sub-region, a new 2 kilometre-long crack has appeared and is causing panic in Gombe town council sub county of Sironko district. The new crack has has cut through three cells and also struck a primary school …

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Heavy rains destroy crops in Bududa

Bududa, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Farmers in Bududa district are counting losses following a heavy down pour which destroyed their crops yesterday evening.  The heavy rains that lasted for over two hours destroyed mainly maize, bananas and cassava in the sub counties of Bukigai, Bubiita and Bududa. Some of the …

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Rescue teams struggling to retrieve bodies in Kasese mudslides

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Rescue teams are still struggling to retrieve remains of persons who were covered underground following mudslides that hit Kasese district. The landslides occurred in Kitholu sub county following heavy rains that burst the banks of River Tunga.  Eight people were killed and more than …

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Heavy rains destroy plantations, houses in Bunyangabu

Bunyangabu, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  About 18 households are out in the cold in Bunyangabu District following heavy rains that destroyed their homes and plantations. The affected households are Rubalika A and Kakooga C zones in Rwimi Sub County. The rains that were characterised by strong winds blew off rooftops …

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Heavy rains destroy property in Kikindu market

Mbale, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT |  Heavy rains have destroyed property worth millions in Kikindu market in Northern Division, Mbale Municipality.       The rains which lasted for over three hours on Wednesday resulted in flooding of shops, kiosks and stalls leaving vendors counting losses.   Some of the destroyed merchandise …

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Heavy rains cost UNRA UGX 44 Bn

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Heavy rains that ravaged the country for much of last year have cost Uganda National Roads Authority -UNRA Shillings 44 billion. The country received more than normal rainfall that started in August 2019 and only eased off in January 2020. According to Joseph Otim, the …

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MPs approve special budget to fix roads affected by heavy rains

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The budget committee of Parliament has approved a request to allocate 168 billion Shillings for the maintenance of roads that were affected by the 2019 heavy rains, across the country.  The funds will be provided for in the financial year 2020/2021. Uganda received heavy …

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