According to the hospital management, NFA has asked the district leadership to identify an alternative to swap with the one hosting the facility. The hospital management has since closed the theater, stores and old mortuary because many of the buildings are sinking.
Hillary Lokwang the MP Ik County in Kaabong district rejected the loan request saying there is need for Government to first address the poverty ravaging Karamoja region before they look borrowing money for minerals which do not benefit the region.
The Minister for Karamoja Affairs Engineer John Byabagambi has dismissed reports of looming famine over Karamoja saying the region is set to record its first bumper crop harvests after many years of scarcity.
The development follows severe dry conditions at the start of the 2019 March-May season, preceded by the harsh dry season of January-February 2019 and poor October-December 2018 spots of rain, which have impacted planting and germination of crops in several areas of the country.