One of the farmers in Kimengo Sub county, Masindi district has lost over 40 heads of cattle as a result of floods that swept several farms and properties on Thursday 10th November 2023.
The farmer who has been identified as Richard Kyamanywa, a resident of Karangwe Village in Myeba parish told Radio7 that, on the fateful day at night, as they were asleep, floods swept his kraal killing and sweeping away over 40 heads of cattle and other items.
Kyamanywa says, after the incident, they are now living in dare state and wants government’s intervention to help those that have been affected.
Kamanywa estimates each head of cattle to be valued at shs2, 000,000 each and in total he believes to have lost over shs200, 000,000 including other items like food crops and household utensils.
Kyamanywa revealed that, he was left with only twenty heads of cattle that survived the floods.
Speaking to our reporter during exclusive interviews in his office on Monday, the LCIII chairman Kimengo Sub County; Bright Mugume confirmed Kyamanywa’s loss.
On the other hand, Matia Bulemu another resident of Myeba parish says that, right now he is overwhelmed by the number of cattle from affected cattle keepers that has been gathered in his firms yet he does not have enough pasture to feed the animals over a long period of time.