By Fred Mwebembezi
In Fort Portal—-
The State Minister for Local Government Victoria Businge Rusoke aka Mama Wabana has warned people against destroying the environment.
The Minister was yesterday together with Richard Rwabunga the district Chairperson visiting residents in Rusenyi B, Kyaibombo among other areas in Rutete Sub County Kabarole district that were hit by hailstorm during the heavy rain on Thursday.
According to Hon. Victoria Rusoke, when people practice deforestation, swamp reclamation among others, it leads to drought, hailstorms.
Her comments come amidst the ever continuing flooding and drought in Ntoroko and Kasese in Rwenzori region.
The district Chairperson Kabarole Richard Rwabuhinga called for massive planting of trees at boundaries of their land. He attributed the increasing hailstorms and drought to environmental destruction.
Mrs. Mutasi Christine the District Female Councilor Rutete and Musinguzi Deo the LCIII said over 300 households were affected hence calling on government to provide food relief.
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