Elegu sub county in Amuru district was yesterday hit again with flooding water from river Unyama . This follows the wave of rain in the neighboring district all flowing to river Unyama overweighing its capacity forcing it to burst.
This is the fourth time in less than one month when the populace at Elegu at risk of the continued flood
Okum Patrick, the district chairman Uganda National Chambers of Commerce who also doubles as Trade desk information desk officer Elegu Nimule boarder –Ministry in the cross border trade
The continuous flood in the area has been caused by the increased rains in the region toppled with other environmental factors like brick making, excavation, lack of water canals and lack of drainage channels in the region.
Effort by the government to relocate the people fell on deaf ears as the people in occupancy say the move is not realistic to their business need.
According to Okum Patrick, the district chairman Uganda National Chambers of Commerce who also doubles as Trade desk information desk officer Elegu Nimule boarder –Ministry in the cross border trade said Even if the community it will not meet its purpose for trade but asked the government to instead come up and build trenches.
Okema Jimmy Patrick, Public Relation Officer, Police Aswa Region, Confirmed the incident but said no serious threat was registered apart from displacement of people and disturbances in their business undertaking.
NALONGO Florence Namagonvu, Business lady, Appealed to the government and Amuru local authority to consider building better trenches and tunnels for free flow of water as it comes. Urging that relocating them to Bibia as proposed with affect their business.
By press time over seven hundred cars were parked on the road side as a fuel tanker heading to south Sudan over turned blocking traffic flow from both location besides the bad state of the road.