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Amuru district leadership to relocate flood victims

Aanyu Melanie | 95timefm

The Amuru District disaster management committee is finalising plans to evacuate at least 1,015 households from flood-prone areas in Elegu Town Council.

Mr Thomson Obong, the chief administrative officer, said they had recommended the evacuation of 12,600 residents to a 1km square piece of land belonging to the town council near Bibia barracks.

According to the committee’s assessment report conducted last week, since September 17, more than 15,000 people have been affected and nearly 3,000 are homeless.

The affected areas include Lorikowo East with 430 households, Lorikowo West (525), Kaladima East (85), and Bibia Ward (60).

Mr George Ocan, a committee member, said the biggest health threat now is the outbreak of diseases such as cholera and diarrhoea due to lack of clean water and poor garbage management.