Kampala, the capital of Uganda have been hit by torrential rains which has lasted for weeks and have wrecked havoc.
the heavy rains majorly destroyed properties of the locals in Kampala, As a local car washing bay which is the main source of livelihood for several locals, at least three cars where washed away due to floodwaters.
A local car wash staff Julius Mukwasi, said “We have had issues of flooding here but actually there have been no any solutions here. There has been actually nothing. There has been nothing to assist us .
He also accused the mayor of reneging on his promises to resolve flooding in the area.
He further said, “The mayor came here when he was looking for polls. He came here and promised us that he’s going to rescue us [from] each and everything. Even to make matters worse, yesterday, the mayor passed there instead, but he just passed when the patrol vehicle was there. He never even stopped to see what has actually happened to the scene.”
Due to heavy rains, roads have been cut off as well as widespread damage, At least eight (8) people have died in flash flooding.
In suburban and rural areas on the outskirt of Kampala, Some five hundred (500) people have been displaced .
In Kame Valley, some 25 km out of Kampala, significant damage was recorded after a heavy downpour on Saturday.
Crops and many source of livelihood of the locals were swept way and many households were affected.
Uganda’s Red Cross Society has launched a sensitization campaign to raise awareness about the effects of floods and diseases that may arise as a result of stagnated water.