Shs1.8 billion needed for Kasese flood victims  

Tuesday May 7 2013

By Dear Jeanne

Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) Tuesday launched an appeal to mobilise Shs1.8 billion that would be used to help more than 18,000 victims of the Kasese floods.

Last week, River Nyamwamba burst its banks and triggered floods killing six people and displacing  about 3,000 residents.

The displaced people camped at Kasese Primary School.

According Mr Michael Richard Nataka, the URCS secretary general, the money would be used to cater for both material and psychosocial needs of the victims.

“The funds will cater for the provision tarpaulins and construction kits, essential household items and to revive victims’ livelihoods through provision of items like seeds,” Mr Nataka said.

He said URCS in touch with the Office of the Prime Minister and district leaders to ensure that the victims of are resettled.