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Government has allocated 20 billion shillings to areas that have been affected by disasters caused by heavy rains.

Musa Ecweru, the State Minister for Relief, Disaster Preparedness and Refugees told journalists at Media Center on Friday that nine billion will be used to buy relief items, 10 billion to fix affected roads and other transportation needs.

The areas were affected heavily by rains which destroyed crops, homes, bridges and other properties.

He further said that the number of displaced people from Bududa, Sironko, manafwa, Namisidwa and Mbale is about 25,000, affected households are 85,000 and damaged acreage of crop and plantations is 21,500 hectares.

The number displaced in the two sub-regions of Teso and Bukedi stands at 55,000 people with over 120,000 hectares of crop destroyed.

The Project is being implemented in three phases and will take a total of 7,200 people in 900 houses at its completion in June next year.

The UPDF Engineering Brigade working with the Construction Unit of Uganda Police Force and the Mechanical Unit of Uganda Prisons Services were tasked to construct 241 housing units and 140 have been completed so far.


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