The food distribution is also aimed at ensuring that school-going children in the region have access to food while at home at a time when many households in the region are struggling to get meals because of food insecurity.
The Kaabong LCV Chairperson, Mark Abuku said the raids by the Turkana have deprived the Karimojong of their wealth and impoverished the community which is still recovering from the wounds of disarmament exercise.
Karamoja Affairs Minister, Eng. John Byabagambi says he has been instructed by the government to conduct an audit to ascertain whether the food given by the World Food Programme-WFP and the Office of the Prime Minister reaches its intended beneficiaries.
The activity, ongoing at Naitakwae Play Ground in Moroto is expected to accord communities on the Kenya and Ugandan sides of the border opportunities for better co-operation, close coordination and peaceful coexistence. The MoU is also envisaged to bridge isolation gaps to improve livelihood and socio-economic conditions for sustainable peace and development in Karamoja, Turkana and West Pokot.