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Bishop Kiptoo Rallies Sebei Community to Embrace Food Security :: Uganda Radionetwork
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Bishop Kiptoo Rallies Sebei Community to Embrace Food Security

Kiptoo, while presiding over a prayers at St. Peters Anglican church of Uganda- Kapchorwa on Sunday September 17th, noted that, most of the family conflicts and misunderstandings among to the Sebei community is attributed to lack of Basic necessities especially Food.
Bishop Paul Kipto of Sebei Diocese addresses Christians in Kween district.
The Bishop of Sebei Anglican Diocese, Paul Masaaba Kiptoo has urged the community to embrace food security as a model for family sustainability.

Kiptoo, while presiding over prayers at St. Peters Anglican Church of Uganda- Kapchorwa on Sunday September 17th, noted that, most of the family conflicts and misunderstandings among the Sebei community are a result pf lack of Basic necessities especially Food.

Kiptoo’s encouragement comes at a time when some of the farmers have commenced selling Fresh Maize. According to Kiptoo, food security is a source of peace, stability and prosperity in a family setting.

“When the Children receive basic necessities, food being a priority, the leave happily and grow as bright and Healthy.” Stated Kiptoo. Adding “Of what benefit does someone get, selling all the food and after one week, he/she goes to buy again, moreover at a very high price,” he said.

Kiptoo also urged the local leaders and the government to consider sensitizing the community on the importance of Food Security. “You leaders have an obligation to see that, the people you leading receive positive mindset on food security,” he said.

Justin Jims Yeko, the Commercial Officer of  Kapchorwa district, says that most farmers have turned the most grown food crops like maize and Irish potatoes as their main source of income, which has led to scarcity of Food in households.

She advised that there is need for some By-laws to regulate farmers from selling everything they produce on the farm.

“The first remedy to achieve on Food security campaign is to put up an ordinance that prohibits the practice of selling everything, and that can be done by the community leaders,” said Yeko.

Silas Chemonges, one of the Maize farmers in Kapchorwa, reveals that selling of food related items comes as a result of demand for non-food related necessities like Education among others. “Sometimes unavoidable circumstances can’t spare what a farmer looks at as refuge,” states Chemonges.

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