Erias Byakagaba, the Kakooga Parish LCII Chairperson, says the affected people have now sought refuge in the homes of their neighbors. He calls for government’s intervention to provide the families some food relief and essentials items.
Defending the proposal, Peter Musinguzi, a member on the District Education Committee observed that the Education department is unable to play its supervisory and monitoring role efficiently due to lack of transport.
The tractors were their major sources of income since they would be hired to farmers to use them in ploughing their fields. The veterans would charge 70,000 shillings for each hectare ploughed, and would at least save 200, 000 shillings daily. However, the tractors are grounded and efforts to have them repaired have been futile.