Floods in Uganda displace nearly 8,800 people

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ELEGU, UGANDA - 2019/12/04: Flooding in Elegu, northern Uganda, on the border with South Sudan. Thousands of people across East Africa are currently affected by flooding. (Photo by Sally Hayden/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
ELEGU, UGANDA – 2019/12/04: Flooding in Elegu, northern Uganda, on the border with South Sudan. (Photo by Sally Hayden/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

Nearly 8,800 people have been displaced by floods following rising water levels in Ugandan lakes as a result of torrential rains.

Julius Mucunguzi, the communications advisor to the prime minister of Uganda, told Xinhua by telephone on Tuesday that the rising water levels on Lake Albert and Kyoga have displaced 8,780 people and destroyed property in the districts of Amolatar, Buliisa and Nakasongola.

Mucunguzi said Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda on Monday made a trip to assess the extent of the damage caused by floods in the three affected districts.

Rugunda tweeted late on Monday that the impact of the floods on the population is immense

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