Omol says he lost three sacks of maize and two sacks of millet, which he had harvested recently and stored for family consumption. Omol notes that he is now stuck without food and shelter to accommodate his children, saying they are currently surviving on handouts from friends and relatives.
According Patrick Okello Oryema, Nwoya district LCV chairperson, they have tasked the local leaders to document and carry out assessment of the level of destruction to be submitted to the Office of the Prime Minister.
Charles Waita, a farmer in Kamuli, who lost more than 6 acres of cassava, maize and beans to drought, says the rainfall patterns are unpredictable and he cannot keep moving his garden from one area to another for fear of grabbing his customary land.
During an operation conducted in the districts of Bundibugyo, Bunyangabu, Ntoroko, Kabarole, Kyegegwa, Kyenjojo, Mityana, Kasanda and Mubende, NDA also has impounded 25 boxes of veterinary medicines estimated at 53.7 Million Shillings.
The researchers have designed a vertical garden made out of wood, forming a rectangle with a number of staircases. Each staircase is designed with 12 holes to support planting of vegetables. In the middle of it is designed a decomposing chamber that generates organic fertilizers.
According to Vincent Bamulanzeeki Ssempija, the Minister for Agriculture Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF) Uganda produced 2.5 billion litres of milk in 2018/19, compared to 2.7 billion litres in 2019/20.
Traditional halal meat, according to Islamic teaching, is killed by hand and must be blessed by the slaughterman in line with the strict Islam laws on slaughtering animals. For meat to be considered Halal, the animal must be alive and healthy before it is killed, and all the blood must be drained from the body. This is because Islam places great emphasis on the way an animal's life ends.
East Kyoga police spokesperson David Mudong told URN that the Motor vehicle was intercepted after a tip-off that five cows which had been declared diseased and recommended for destruction in Moroto, had been transported to Teso.
The heifers will benefit widows, widowers, the elderly, Person with Disabilities, orphans and the Ex-combatants from the Sub Counties are Aduku, Inomo, Chawente, Nambieso, Abongomola and Aduku Town Council.
The farm inputs that include 2,500kgs of Nase-1 improved upland rice seeds, 20 metric tons of bio-fertilizers, 20 metric tons of bio-pesticides all worth 35 million shillings for planted over 800 acres of land
Richard Watmon, the Paibona Sub County LC III Chairperson told URN on Sunday that they are yet to document the destruction caused by the hailstorm. Last month, heavy rains also destroyed several acres of crops in Palaro and Pabbo Sub Counties in Gulu and Amuru districts respectively.