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700 Flood Victims in Kwania District Receive Relief Food

The consignment is part of the 100 bags of beans, 200 bags of maize flour, 500 pieces of blankets and 300 pieces of tarpaulins that was sent to the district recently by the office of the prime Minister.
Nambieso Sub County Chief, Juliet Atoo, Kwania CAO Albina Awor and others launch relief food distribution on Monday (Photo by Solomon Okabo) (2)

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At least 757 residents affected by floods few months ago in the seven parishes of Nambieso Sub County in Kwania district have received relief food from government.

In December last year, over 1,800 families in the two Sub Counties of Nambieso and Chawente were displaced by the floods when Lake Kwania burst its banks submerging houses and destroying property.

However, on Monday Kwania district leaders distributed 74 bags of beans and 144 bags of maize flour to the flood victims from the parishes of Bung, Ogwil, Ayabi, Anwangi, Acaba, Owiny and Aornga, in Nambieso Sub County.

The consignment is part of the 100 bags of beans, 200 bags of maize flour, 500 pieces of blankets and 300 pieces of tarpaulins that were sent to the district recently by the office of the Prime Minister.

Kwania district CAO Albina Awor said the tarpaulins and blankets will be given out to the most affected victims adding that part of the consignment will be distributed to assist more families in Chawente Sub County that did not receive these items during the first distribution.

//Cue in: “Ikare anwo pii …

Cue out: … bino gamo cem gi.”//

Translation:

“We received the consignments from for prime minister’s officer in December last year, but were interpreted with a number of activities in the district, the food is fine, the next people will be those from Chawente, please use what you are given in the rightful way.”

Juliet Atoo, the Nambieso Sub County Chief warned the beneficiaries against selling off the food items, and instead asked them to feed their families with the food. Otoo equally tasked the locals to embrace commercial and handwork to alleviate poverty at grassroots.

//Cue in: “Otye kede joo …

Cue out: …man kare me pur.”//

A number of residents who received 16kilograms of maize flour, and 9kilograms of beans, lauded the government for giving a ray of hope to them.

Benson Ogwok, a residents of Nambieso Sub County, says most families could barely afford a meal or bedding after losing all their property to the floods. He wants the government to help them with building materials such as iron sheets and cement so that they can construct structures that are resistant to future disasters.