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Uganda: Hailstorm Hits Namutumba, Hundreds of Acres of Crops Destroyed


By Yazid Yolisigira – “Namutumba — About 40 houses had their roofs blown off and hundreds of acres of crops destroyed when a hailstorm hit Namutumba District. The two-hour hailstorm on Thursday hit 20 villages including Isegero A and B, Ndikitwamaila, Namukoge, Busene, Nabikenge, Bakudumira, Nawampiti, Kibaale and Kivule. Domestic animals and birds were also killed. Eight hours after the downpour, ice blocks were still visible on the ground.

In Nsinze Sub-county, several plantations under the Naads programme were destroyed. Mr Richard Kayingo, the sub-county NAADS coordinator, while touring the plantations, said the government should provide relief aid, including seeds, to farmers. ‘This is horrible. It is a total destruction and there is no hope for farmers to have any harvest this season,’ he said.

Most of the crops were left with two months to mature but farmers’ hope of a fruitful harvest has been dashed. ‘We have nothing to do right now. We don’t have seeds. The affected families should be given food aid for three months as they wait for the new season,’ Mr Kayingo said.” Read more.

  1. Anonymous
    10/26/2011 at 6:56 AM

    very good information for my course works. thanx

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