MTN Uganda has supported Kasese floods victims with UGX41 million to buy non-food relief items to support the families that have been displaced.

CEO of MTN Uganda, Mr. Wim Vanhelleputte said, it was neccessary for MTN to offer urgent relief as the globe is grappling with the COVID19 pandemic and the country is in a state of lock-down.

More than 120,000 people mainly from Karusandara sub-county and Bulembia-Kilembe Division were displaced and their crop gardens washed away when River Nyamwamba burst its banks on Thursday Morning.

Additional havoc was caused by overflows from River Nyamughasana, Mubuku, and Lhubiriha.

Known as a food basket for the region, Karusandara sub-county remains submerged, while many of the area residents are now hosted in the six internally displaced people’s camps that were set up in the aftermath.