OVER 68 HOUSES DAMAGED IN TEREKEKA BY RAINSTORM
By Wek Atak Kacjang
At least 100 people have been displaced and 68 houses have been damaged by heavy rains in Terekeka State over the weekend, State Information Ministry said.
In an interview with Juba Monitor from Terekeka on Tuesday, Minister Joseph Ladu Gubek said the governments with its development partners are working hard to help those affected and prevent such cases from happening.
“Last Saturday, heavy rains occupied some parts of the area so now government is working hard to ensure that the situation is controlled,” Ladu said.
He added that this year’s rainy season has affected many people in some parts of the state, with many displaced and their farms destroyed by either floods or rainstorm.
Peter Lado Modi, resident of Kuda County said that in the previous years, there were no such damages caused by heavy rains in the state.
“We are really worried for some children who go to school passing through the running water,” Modi said. This is dangerous. If it is to continue like this, many parents will avoid sending their children to school, and the children will also fear to go to school,” he added.
Modi appealed to the government and humanitarian aid organizations to help the citizens.
Last month, a road linking Kuda County to Jubek State and Bahr-el-Ghazal was destroyed by heavy rains, cutting off the road.