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Andrew Locugae, the Nadunget sub-county LC V councillor, says the affected people in the cold since the fire destroyed their houses.
20 Jan 2021 13:14
Residents whose houses were burnt on Sunday are pondering for the next step in Nadunget sub county in Moroto district.
Families affected by wildfires in Nakapelimen village in Nadugent Sub County in Moroto district have appealed to the government to come to their rescue with relief food before the situation worsens.

The wildfire razed down 100 houses and killed two infants three days ago.

Andrew Locugae, the Nadunget sub-county LC V councillor, says the affected people in the cold since the fire destroyed their houses. According to Locugae, nobody has come to the rescue of the affected families. 

"We are already seeing some of these families beginning to starve because their food in the stores got burnt," he said.

John Longole, the LC I Chairperson Nakapelimen village, says district authorities asked him to generate the list of the affected families.

"The district officials come and told me to generate the list of the affected families but since that time up to now we have not seen anything coming," he said.

Grace Nakut, an elderly woman whose house got burnt told URN that all her cards for receiving money under the senior citizen grant and national identity card got burnt.

"The fire has burnt all my food, national identity card and the card for getting senior grants cash. I don't know where to start from," she said.

James Loru, the Nadunget Sub-county Area land Committee chairperson, says they have tried to request for assistance from development partners and government but none has responded.

Andrew Keem Napaja, the Moroto District LC V Chairperson, says he has submitted the list of the affected families to the office of the prime minister for help.

"The district has submitted the list of the people affected by fire, so am requesting for them to be patient,” he said.

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