Heavy Rains Cut Off Roads in Rukiga, Rubanda

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Herbert Byaruhanda, the Muko Sub county LC 3 Chairman, says the rains that lasted for three hours, also destroyed crop gardens in Murokoro and Aheisesero villages.

Several travelers were stuck in Rukiga and Rubanda districts on Wednesday following a heavy down pour, which cut off several roads. Heavy rains pounded the two districts for close to four hours on Tuesday night.

 
The rains cut off Muhanga-Kisiizi road, which connects Rukiga and Rukungiri district. The rains also cut off Rushebey-Kangondo-Noozi and Kamusiza-Kabimbiri roads. The rain water also washed away several crop gardens.

 
In Rubanda district, the rains cut off Kabale-Rubanda Kisoro road at Hisesero in Muko Sub County paralyzing the flow of traffic. Vehicles heading to and from Kisoro had to wait for about three hours for the water to clear before they could proceed to their respective destinations. 
 
 
Herbert Byaruhanda, the Muko Sub county LC 3 Chairman, says the rains that lasted for three hours, also destroyed crop gardens in Murokoro and Aheisesero villages.
 
 
He says two children were saved from being washed down by residents at Hisesero. Paddy Mbabazi Rubahika, a resident of Mparo ward in Rukiga town council, says the rain also destroyed three houses belonging to Willy Muchoori, Denis Omutagaya and Benon Kibuuka.

 
Jimmy Kawaida, another resident says he lost seven goats following the heavy downpour. He suspects the waters were violent because all the bushes in the hilly areas were burnt.

 

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Samuel Amanya
Samuel Amanya is the Kigezi Region URN bureau chief. Kabale, Kisoro, Kanungu and Rukungiri districts fall under his docket. Samuel Amanya has been a Uganda Radio Network reporter since August 2016. Before becoming a URN staff reporter, Amanya had written for the network for several years as a freelancer.


Amanya was also a Voice of Kigezi reporter from 2011 to 2016.


A journalism graduate from African College of Commerce Kabale, Amanya values his independence. Amanya says URN is a home for his talent because it lets him explore his journalistic interests without limits.

Amanya is fascinated by the crime beat and some of his best stories have come out of that interest. Amanya says he aims to be all round beat reporter.