Floods claim more damages in Makamba
floods have wiped out crops and plantations in the flat
lands of Nyanza-Lac within the Diocese of Makamba.
the eastern side of Kayogoro Commune, over 260 houses
have been reported to be destroyed because of the heavy
rains which still hit not only Makamba but also most of
the national territory.
The Provincial Director of Agriculture and animal
husbandry, Mrs Leonie Ndayegamiye, has this to comment:
are witnessing an unbelievable climatic change that has
damaged the crops, cassavas, bananas, potatoes, beans,
cabbages and other edible vegetations. The impact will
be obviously severe because the population will have to
face famine, hunger and starvation. We appeal to
generous people, organisations such as FAO (Food and
Agriculture Organisation), WFP (World Food Programme),
to provide food and new seeds to assist the population
now that they fear the challenge of the future.”
January 11th, 07 the National Radio
Correspondent based in Makamba, Mr Aloys Ndayizeye, has
reported to the State Radio, that the heavy rains have
destroyed not only our environment but intend also to
destroy the main bridges of Mutsindozi River and Buyezi
River. If such event may happen Makamba urban centre
would be isolated from the common traffic which would
make the people to suffer more.
a Diocesan Bishop, it is my prayer and request that
generous people should intervene to feed, clothe and
shelter a big number of our people who are now suffering
because of these heavy rains.
Martin Blaise NYABOHO