Usami, who concluded his two- day visit to Moroto and Nakapiripirit districts in Karamoja observed that there is a lot of potential in the region that can transform the region except that people have limited technology.
World Food Program supplies maize grain to schools in Karamoja in order to ensure that children have midday meals and can concentrate in class. By close of last term, there was a balance of 400 kilograms of grain in the school stores, according to the school records.
Hundreds of children in Tepeth County in Moroto district have refused to return to school for second term studies following failure by several schools to serve lunch. Joseph Aleper, senior education officer Moroto says children tag education to food and only go to school after seeing food. Schools in Karamoja region have been serving lunch to pupils with support from the United Nations World Food Program-WFP, but most schools in Tepeth ran out of supplies within weeks after second term opened.