Terrified residents of Bushika in Bududa district

Four bodies have so far been recovered while more than 30 people are missing following yesterday’s fresh landslide that hit Bushika Sub County in Bududa district following the on-going heavy rains in the mountainous area.

The landslides swept 18 houses in Bunamasa and Naposhi villages in Bushika sub county, Bududa district following Tuesday’s heavy down pour that lasted for over 10 hours.

Police is on ground to help community members in the search for bodies and missing people but surprisingly officials from the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) and Ministry of Disaster Preparedness and Refuges are yet to arrive at the scene.

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Area Member of Parliament John Baptist Nambeshe faulted OPM for refusing to heed to his proposal of giving hard cash to people staying landslide prone areas to resettle themselves in safer places.

He says the idea of building houses at Bunambutye resettlement camp in Bulambuli is good but very slow.