Poor diets, chronic food shortages, poor sanitation and high levels of diarrhoea and malaria were cited as major contributors to the situation. High workloads for mothers and therefore reduced time for breastfeeding and other childcare were also cited as driving malnutrition.
Kabarole Deputy Resident District Commissioner, Festus Bandeeba, says that they had initially planned to use the money to buy relief food for vulnerable people in the district. He says accounting officers in various Sub counties and town councils had already submitted lists of the beneficiaries but they were asked to deposit the money on the consolidated funds account.
According to Vincent Bamulanzeeki Ssempija, the Minister for Agriculture Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF) Uganda produced 2.5 billion litres of milk in 2018/19, compared to 2.7 billion litres in 2019/20.
Geoffrey Oceng Osborn, the Amuru Deputy Resident District Commissioner says that the closure of the center is to pave way for the school authorities to prepare for the reopening of the school for candidate classes.