Government has allocated Shs 20 billion to life saving Interventions in areas that were hit by floods, landslides and windstorms recently.
Eastern Uganda was one of the hardest hit places after landslides claimed lives of over 8 people while hundreds were left homeless.
The minister of state for Disaster Preparedness, Musa Ecweru said it has released 20 Bn shillings for addressing this emergence.
“The emergency will be in three phases, life saving phase, recovery phase and development,” Ecweru added.
In addition minister Ecweru also said, as part of life saving Interventions, government will be procure Inflatable Boats, Tarpaulins, Blankets, Relief food, drug for waterborne diseases and culverts for fixing washed bridges.
These will be implemented between November and January, 2020.
Besides efforts to establish the missing number of persons have been undertaken with village registers roll calls in the affected areas in Bududa District.
It has equally been established that over 4000 people were affected in the said Disasters in Sironko District.
As a mitigation measure, government has issued alert warnings to its citizens amidst disaster not to allow bodaboda and other motorists to transport them through flooded and disaster hit zones for their safety.
“A post disaster needs assessment will be conducted in January 2020 to determine total level of damage and losses and actions for the recovery and reconstruction,” Ecweru vowed.