Farmers and residents of Kambuga Town council and Kambuga Subcounty in Kanungu district are counting losses following a hailstorm that ravaged their gardens on Tuesday Afternoon
The hailstorm that lasted for an hour started around Midday, and left a trail of destruction
Atuhaire Margaret, A farmer in Kambuga, says her banana plantation and other gardens were badly damaged by the hailstorm.
She says the area may be hit by severe food shortages in the near future owing to the destruction left by the hail storm.
The hailstorm also deroofed Kambuga catholic church located along Zorooma hill Kambuga town council.
Kanungu district has severally suffered severe losses occasioned by hailstorms.
In October 2021 a heavy hailstorm left over 80 families in Kanungu district homeless after a devastating hailstorm ravaged the area blowing off roof tops from their houses.
A number of gardens were destroyed animals injured in Nyanga and Bihomborwa ward in Kihiihi town council.
Just months later in May 2022 Heavy rainfall characterized by strong winds destroyed several properties, including crops, schools and police structures.
Jack Birungi the Kambuga town council mayor could not be reached on Phone for his comment on what the leaders are planning to do in the Interim
The Kanungu District Vice Chairman Henry Mwongyera when contacted said he was traveling and could not estimate the magnitude of the destruction caused.
Eng Sam Kajojo, The Kanungu Lc5 Boss while speaking to our reporter said 14 out of the 16 lower local governments are struggling to keep up.
He says the disaster committees in almost every sub county in the district have recorded disasters which have led to loss of lives and property
He pointed out that a landslide in Kirima Subcounty claimed the life of a resident.
He however noted that appeals to the office of the Prime Minister for relief Aid have not been responded to in the past 2 months.