Government to resettle 4000 Households
By: Melanie Aanyu
Government is set to resettle 4,000 households living in landslide-prone areas in Bugisu Sub-region.
The households in the districts of Bududa, Manafwa, Sironko, and Namisindwa will each be given Shs7 million in two instalments for resettlement.
The cash payout, totalling about $8.47m (about Shs32 billion), is set to kick off in October and will be completed by March 2023.
The programme dubbed Cash transfers to support households in the Elgon Sub-region, is being implemented by the government in partnership with GiveDirectly, an international non-profit organisation.
During the launch of the programme at Bushika playground in Bududa District , Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja said: “The NRM government is committed to ensuring that our people are secured from the disasters of landslides in the region.”
She blamed the continuous occurrence of the disasters in the area on human activities which she said have destroyed the environment.
The Bududa District Woman MP, Ms Agnes Nandutu, said there is a need to promote urbanisation so that people will be encouraged to move away from landslide-prone areas to settle in safer locations.