By: Melanie Aanyu
More than 1,000 people have been displaced by floods in Kamutur sub county, Bukedea district.
The floods have also washed away 344 pit latrines and more than 12,000 gardens after River Atari burst its banks .
Joyce Chemeri, a resident in Amutur village says she had to seek shelter with her family in the trading centre when water submerged her home.
Justine Okoed, a resident of Malaba village says that residents in the area have abandoned their houses after they were submerged. Okoed says that he has been forced to share a house with his seven children after the water submerged three other houses.
Richard Onyait, the village chairperson of Amutur says that 30 households have been affected in his village. He says that some residents have been forced to relocate to the trading centre.
The floods also cut off six roads including the main access to Bulambuli district. They include Tajar-Bulambuli road, Kochus-Bukedea and Achomai road, amongothers.
The Bukedea district authorities when contacted said that they are compiling a detailed report on the effect of floods in the district following the August heavy rains.