By our reporter
President Yoweri Museveni on Sunday, August 25, pledged support to families that were affected following the explosion of a fuel tank that burst into flames killing over 20 people last week in Kyambura village Rubirizi district.
The President was speaking to the bereaved residents of the area at Kyambura Primary School playground in Kicwamba Sub-County in Rubirizi District.
For the condolences, it is for government to help its people who have lost lives and property; but for compensation, it is the company which will pay the affected people he clarified.
President Museveni said that he had come to Rubirizi District to condole with the people of the area, adding that government will extend support of Shs.5,000,000/= (UGX Five Million) to each family that lost their loved ones while those still in hospital will receive Shs.1,000,000 (UGX One Million) each person. He also announced that those whose shops and household items were destroyed will be helped.
Museveni asked the people of Uganda to support governments move that will require all motorists to have all necessary requirements including comprehensive insurance that will help in cases similar to that of Kyambura, adding that those who put cars that in dangerous mechanical conditions will be held accountable.
General Duties Minister, Hon. Mary Karoro Okurut thanked the President for coming to sympathise with the people of Rubirizi.
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