By Musa Polite
Ntoroko district residents whose houses were submerged when Lake Albert Water levels increased are still crying for help from the government and demand for relocation.
John Kanimi Kaganda the District Planner Ntoroko says over 1,850 people are living in camps, and urgently need assistance in terms of relief, medical care among other services.
According to Kaganda, the government is considering degazetting some land to resettle the affected residents.
He says the district has also written to the Ministry of Education to construct Umoja and Rwangara Primary schools that were submerged.
The Ntoroko district Chairperson Ben Mutahiga Ben decried the limited funding from the government that cannot enable them to cater for some needs of the people.
He says the affected persons are now surviving on donations which is alarming.
Last year, Lake Albert water levels increased causing floods in Kanara Sub County, Kanara Town Council and some parts of Butungama sub County displacing 1,850 people. As a result, the P7 candidates that were studying at Umoja and Kanara Primary Schools were relocated to Nyakasenyi Primary School.
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