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Kampala : Uganda | Jul 12, 2012 at 12:07 AM PDT
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Bududa landslide rescue efforts

The Government is to relocate over 500,000 people in 6 districts. The Government expects a heavy down pour next month which is likely to bring landslides. The districts to be relocated are Bududa, Sironko, Manafa, Bulambuli, Kapchorwa and Mbale.

According to the disaster minister Ecweru, the areas around montain Elegon are at risk of experiencing landslides since the mountain has visible cracks.

'' We are going to relocate the people in these 6 districts to avoid future landslide problems. The Easter region is better for relocation''. Disaster Preparedness minister, Eweru said

Minister Ecweru also anounced support which Uganda Red Cross has contributed to the recent landslides survivors. Nataka the secretary of Uganda Red Cross said that they have a donation worth 227 million shillings to be distributed among 6 districts.

'' We have got support of 100 million shillings in cash and 127 million in items. Our target is to distrbute it in 3,000 landslide survivors''. Nataka said.

The Government is to relocate over 500,000 people after expecting an heavy down pour that is likely to cause landslides. Recent landslides in Bududa left thousands of people dead.

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People gather at the scene of a landslide in Nalenda village in Bududa district east of Uganda’s capital Kampala
People gather at the scene of a landslide in Nalenda village in Bududa district east of Uganda’s capital Kampala
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