The Red Cross Branch Manager for Kotido Moses Akol says they received financial assistance worth 95 million shillings from Red Cross Belgium operating in the Western Uganda to support at least 950 households in Loyoro, Lodiko and Kaabong East Sub Counties.
When URN reporter visited the local market in Kaabong town a can of maize was selling between 3,700 and 4,500 shillings an increase by almost 1,000 shillings. In December, maize grain was sold at 4, 000 shillings only.
Mark Abuku, the Kaabong district chairperson says the disarmament exercise, which has seen thousands of Karimojong warriors surrender their guns, has brought peace in the district hence the relative development being experienced in the district
Several herds of migrating elephants have destroyed sorghum gardens raising fears of acute food shortages in Kaabong district. The elephants usually move from Kidepo National Game Park southwards through Lolelia and Sidok sub counties through North of Kotido and Abim districts.