The People Power Movement General secretary Mr. David Lewis Rubongoya said, “Earlier today, I joined other leaders of the People Power Movement (Deputy Leader, Comrade Zadriga Waru, Hon. Asuman Basalirwa, Comrade Flavia Kalule, Comrade NubianLi and Comrade Patricia Mugisha) in giving out relief items to the people of Bundibugyo district, especially those who were recently affected by floods.”
“We are grateful to the people in the United Arab Emirates who put thousands of items together for this purpose. The items given out included clothes, beddings, utensils, etc. We handed over the items through People Power coordinators in Bundibugyo district and our hope is that they will go a long way to help our people there.” He added.
Flooding by river Lamiya saw a number of areas affected including Lamiya I, Lamiya II, Lamiya central, Mulungitanwa II, Mulungitanwa 1, Katoke, Kisenyi, Kitumba, Bundinjogya South, Kanangungu, parishes and Busunga. All of these flooded.
Early this year, guided by the Uganda Meteorological data, Red Cross issued a climate change weather outlook for the months of March, April, and May where rains above normal were predicted and communities asked to prepare accordingly.