Experts warn of more landslides in Bugisu

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In June, a landslide occurred in BuwalI Sub-county leaving five people dead and more than 400 displaced.

Environment experts have predicted more landslides in Bugisu Sub-region if people ignore interventions designed to mitigate climate change effects.
Mr Fred Gando, the executive director of Support Transformation Effort Programme and an environmentalist, blamed the disasters on deforestation, degradation of wetlands and poor farming methods.
“We will continue to register more deaths because the effects of climate change have become real,” he said yesterday.
Several rivers, including Tsutsu, Manafwa, Soloko, and Nabuyonga have burst their banks due to continuous rain. The flooding has also paralysed transport network, especially in Sironko and Bududa districts.


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