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Gulu District Receives 30 Tonnes of Relief Food from OPM

Ojara explained that the food will be distributed to 2000 most vulnerable households with each receiving 5 kilograms of beans and 10 kilograms of posho respectively.

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Gulu district has received 30 tonnes of relief food from the Office of the Prime Minister - OPM to aid persons whose livelihood was disrupted by ongoing lockdowns. The supply includes 20 tonnes of maize flour and 10 tonnes of beans.

The food assortments arrived at the district on Thursday morning, with a delivery note signed by Rose Nakabugo on behalf of the Permanent Secretary in the Office of the Prime Minister.

Gulu District Chairperson Martin Ojara Mapenduzi said that the food will be distributed to 2,000 most vulnerable households with each receiving 5 kilograms of beans and 10 kilograms of maize flour respectively.  He observed however that the district is overwhelmed with demands for relief food.

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Already, the Gulu district coronavirus taskforce has extended relief food support mobilized locally to over 5,000 people. The district has a population of 500,000 People.

Gulu Resident District Commissioner Santos Okot Lapolo, the head of the district Coronavirus taskforce said that they still need more support to rescue the suffering population who have been locked down by the Coronavirus pandemic over the last two months.

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The taskforce disclosed that an emergency meeting will today afternoon be convened to identify the most vulnerable people who will receive the food items. 

More than 100 people reportedly flock the Gulu district administration offices daily seeking relief food.   

Gloria Auma, a resident of Kabedopong however said that the distribution must be transparent so that the food items can reach the intended beneficiaries.

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