By Grant Ahumuza
A total of 21 families in Kaharo subcounty Ndorwa East Kabale district have been left homeless after their houses were destroyed following heavy rains.
The downpour that was characterized by hailstones and strong winds lasted for over two days consecutively.
Majority of the displaced are currently taking shelter in the banana plantations while others spend whole night standing.
The worst affected areas are Kavu, Nyakasharara, Burambira all from Ndorwa East Kabale district
The Burambira parish Defense, Betubisa Edson said over 60 acres of banana, pineapples, and sweet potatoes were destroyed during the downpour.
Betubisa said the destruction of the crops is likely to cause a major famine in the area since most locals entirely rely on farming to earn a living.
He urged leaders in the district to come to their rescue by providing necessities like beddings, clothes.
The Kaharo and Maziba sub counties woman district councilor, Norah Twenda said the displaced are currently in urgent need of food, shelter and clothing.
She added that People donâ€™t have any other source of income apart from farming yet all their crops have been washed down.
On Monday, business was paralyzed after hours of rain in Rubanda and some other parts of the country.
Floods left several people stranded in the flood prone areas of Muko, Bufundi and Kashasha.
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