With no options due to lack of agricultural extension workers and entomologists to offer advice to the farmers over the worms in their areas, farmers in their wisdom have locally started using ash with intentions to prevent the damage of the worms on the crops as well as contain further attacks.
Francis Oryem, another farmer, who lost two cows, says that he is saddened by the loss of his cattle that were his only source of wealth. The matter has been reported at Awach Central Police Station for investigations.
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.
Patrick Kolong, the Committee Vice Chairperson, says Otono Bridge, which connects Aleda to Akor via Lagot Lili to Pot Ogali in Palaro Sub County has also been washed away, which has crippled transport.