Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) has instituted a national task force to rally support for people who were affected by the recent flooding in Kasese district.
Over 100, 000 people living around the Kilembe and Lubiriha areas are said to have been displaced when rivers Nyamugasani, Nyamwamba and Lubiriha burst their banks early this month.
Yesterday, FDC President Patrick Amuriat announced that the task force headed by Rukungiri Municipality Legislator Roland Kaginda Mugume had been constituted.
Also on the team is the Deputy Party President and Busongora North Member of Parliament (MP) William Nzoghu.
Addressing journalists at Najjanankumbi, Amuriat said that the campaign dubbed that “Restoring Hope and Lives” was looking at alleviating the plight of Kasese residents who were displaced by this calamity.
“We appeal for any kind of humanitarian aid in form of food, warm clothing, blankets or any materials and financial assistance through the committee,” Amuriat urged.
He noted that early next week, the party will be delivering a consignment of humanitarian aid to affected areas.
On the other hand, he called upon Government to consider increasing the budget of Ministry of Disaster Preparedness in order to enable it to perform its duties effectively.
Following the Leader of Opposition (LOP) Betty Aol Ocan’s locus visit to the affected area, FDC says a number of critical services need to be fixed with immediate effect.
“Properties worth billions of shillings were destroyed including Kilembe Mines, Kilembe Mines Hospital, Cobalt Banker with Cobalt worth UGX 90 Billion,” Amuriat retorted.