The suspension of Fishing activities rendered thousands of households vulnerable because many of them solely depended on the lake for their livelihood. Many people, who had never been to their homes for long, had to relocate from landing sites that had become part of their lives.
Serere District local government declined to receive the facility from the then Fisheries State Minister, Ruth Nankabirwa citing shoddy works. They also argued that the facility was not complete by the time of the handover in 2013.
The expo, initiated by OWC with other partners attracted over 100 exhibitors. It was aimed at exploring local mechanisms entrenched to fight poverty using locally available resources and infrastructure.
In Gulu district, Members of Gulu Women Diary Cooperatives are heartbroken after a 3,000-liter Milk Cooler procured by NAADS became idle due to the breakdown in the Pasteurizer that should power the cooler. The farmers are struggling to get the plant working again.
Museveni bought 24 acres from Kawumu village in Makulubita Sub County to demonstrate to small-scale farmers on how to maximize profits, by using a few acres of land for various activities. On the farm, he initiated several activities including zero grazing, a fruit farm with mangos, pineapples, passion fruits and pawpaws.
Horyal Investments Holdings Company Limited, the company undertaking the development says they have already spent 70 million dollars in starting the project being headed by a Somali born entrepreneur, Dr. Amina Hersi Moghe.
The situation is not very different in Pader district where livestock farmers still drive their animals to dry river valleys in search of muddy water. Over the last few days, heavy torrential rainfall splashed a ray of hope over the northern Uganda town..
With no drop of rain over the last eight weeks, crops have withered, shallow-wells are low on water while others have run dry due to the sweltering heat. Migrations have also started earlier than expected as pastoralists search for water away from the land of the nomads once characterized by armed conflict and cattle rustling.
A visit to the villages in Nadunget Sub County, residents were busy harvesting white ants, picking a variety of green vegetables and most significant the planting season that has taken off in most parts of the region.
Farmers in Karamoja is likely to face severe famine after hundreds of commercial and subsistence farmers gardens registered Crop failure. All the districts in the region are already experiencing food crisis after the first season harvests.