By Ambrose Kweronda
About 80 houses, including a church and school kitchen were on Wednesday destroyed by a strong hailstorm in Kabale district.
The hailstorm occurred during a heavy downpour that started at around 1:00pm and lasted for more than an hour.
The hailstorm affected houses in Butanda and Kahungye sub-counties, as well as Ryakarimira town Kabale, according to Alex Byakatonda the District Information Officer
Willy Ivan Twikirize the LCII Chairman of Habuhuriro Parish in Kahungye told www.mknewslink.com that he has personally witnessed 11 houses in his parishes affected by the hail storm.
Twikiriize identified some of the victims, whose houses were destroyed as; Rogers Akankwasa, Robert Dinah Tukazarwa, Bernad Tibeijuka, Joseph Banganagyira,Christopher Turimubanze, Edison Kahungu, Bere Tibenderana, Kakwenza, Ninzeyimana, and Sunday among others.
Ivan Bahika, Rugaga LCII Chairman in Butanda sub-county said that he had counted more than 10 damaged houses at Hakyooma trading center and many more in the Habuhuriro and Habubaare trading centers, as well as in the surrounding area Murandomo parish.
Dickson Kamuhanda, a resident of Butanda sub-county’s Nyombe parish revealed that the hailstorm destroyed The Kahungye primary school kitchen was also not spared.
He called upon the government to intervene and help the affected people.
Miria Tugume Akankwasa, Kabale District Vice-Chairperson, who is also a resident of Butanda sub-county said she was personally affected by the hailstorm, which blew off her house and also destroyed her pig sty.
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