The Minister in charge of the Presidency Milly Babalanda has started delivering the gov’t’s pledge to the families of the Mbale flood victims. The government promised to contribute Shillings 5 million for the funeral arrangements of the families of 23 people who lost their lives in the floods that were triggered by heavy rains.
Babalanda has physically delivered the money starting with the families in Mbale district. So far, the families of Janet Nekesa, David Namara of Mbale district, and Andrew Mwangale in Mbale city have recieved the money. Handing over the money, the minister told the family members it was the condolence from President Yoweri Museveni who was also bereaved by the loss of their beloved ones.
The beneficiaries welcomed the government’s support during this trying moment when they mourn their loved ones. Doreen Naluwende, a sister to the late Janet Nekesa, said it was a shock to hear the news of her sister’s death.