Anne Grace Aleper, a resident of Bazzar village in North Division has lauded local leaders for voicing community problems including food insecurity. She explains that this season is disastrous because sunshine destroyed their crops.
Moroto Municipality are excited after receiving food relief from the government
amidst the nationwide lockdown and crop failure caused by prolonged drought. The
Area Member of Parliament, Francis Adome Lorika delivered the food relief to
assist food-insecure households in the municipality.
The Office of the Prime Minister provided 120 bags of beans, 400 bags of maize
flour worth 100 kilograms each. The OPM also provided 3, 000 kilograms of sugar
for door to door distribution. Each household is expected to receive 5 kgs of posho flour,
1-2 Kgs beans and an unspecified amount of sugar to be decided by the local
leaders involved in the distribution exercise.
The government support comes at
the time the community is experiencing crop failure due to drought and economic
hardship resulting from the lockdown. Regina Teko, a resident of Natumkasikou village in Moroto
Municipal Council is happy that the government has responded at the right time
when some families slept on empty stomachs. She says that the assistance has
reached persons with disabilities, persons living with HIV /AIDs and other
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Anne Grace Aleper, a resident of Bazzar village in North Division has lauded
local leaders for voicing community problems including food insecurity. She
explains that this season is disastrous because sunshine destroyed their crops.
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Moroto Deputy Chief Administrative Officer, Peter Gidongo
Wasagani, says that this is the first food relief government is donating to the
people of Moroto district in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and crop
failure. He expressed optimism that further assistance will follow, adding that
district authorities have sent comprehensive reports on the food situation.
“We have dispatched the food for distribution through divisions. Distributions
take place at selected points in each village for all the residents. We are
hoping that OPM will respond to our request for more food to cater for the
people outside the municipality who have been affected by drought leading to
crop failure” he said in an interview on Wednesday.