Otuke district in Northern Uganda has experienced a dry spell since October 2018 until late March 2019 when the region received intermittent rainfall. The pattern affected planting seasons in 2018 and the beginning of 2019, leading to severe food shortages.
Last month, Kabalore district probation department received 90 million shillings from the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development to purchase food and other basic necessities for the home. However, the money was diverted by the district. As a result, inmates are now being fed on a single meal a day instead of three.