Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni has directed government to identify victims of the recent floods that hit Kasese district and help them.
The president made this directive on Wednesday during a visit of Kilembe in Kasese district that was greatly affected by the floods that occurred last week after River Nyamwamba burst it’s banks.
Four people are said to have died as they were being evacuated at Kilembe Mines Hospital following the flooding of River Nyamwamba.
The president was in the area to assess the damage caused after River Nyamwamba burst its banks last week.
He also directed the country’s works ministry to rebuild the river banks and repair the damaged bridges.
The president expressed grief at the damage caused by the floods saying “Am very sorry about the damage. I hear that some people died. This is terrible.”
Last May, the river burst its banks, destroying property worth millions of shillings and paralysing transport in Kasese Town.