Joseph Lomonyang the Napak LCV Chairperson says that over 2,000 people mainly from six sub-counties of Matany, Lopei, Lokopo, Lorengechora, Iriiri and Apeitolim have crossed to the neighbouring Teso districts of Amuria, Katakwi, Kapelebyong and Soroti looking for food.
Karimojong children cook food for themselves n Napak district, more than 2,000 families in Napak have crossed to Teso to look for work where they are paid with food as hunger begins bitting.
families in Napak district in the Karamoja sub-region have fled their homes into
region to search for casual jobs. This follows the current food shortage which is hitting the
Joseph Lomonyang the Napak LCV Chairperson says
2,000 people mainly from six sub-counties of Matany, Lopei, Lokopo,
Lorengechora, Iriiri and Apeitolim have crossed to the neighbouring Teso
districts of Amuria, Katakwi, Kapelebyong and Soroti looking for
According to Lomonyang, the number of people to flee the district is most
likely to go higher given the current hunger situation.
"Last year very many people planted crops but all the crops got destroyed
by floods making our people vulnerable," he said.
Elijah Lobucel the Lokopo sub-county chairperson said everyday mothers and
their children walk while those who can afford the
costs, pay for
transport to Teso.
we are advising them is not to go to Kampala streets but if its going to Teso
for work to get food it is not bad since the Iteso are brothers and sisters
under Ateker cluster," he said.
Jimmy Tebenyang the district councillor for Ngoleriet sub-county in Napak
district said many children were getting emaciated as a result of lack of
are families where you find children yawning from morning to evening
without eating anything and that is why we are calling the government to
come for the rescue of people," he said.
Robert Okitoi the LCV Chairperson Amuria confirmed the presence of Karamoja
families in the district and urged the Iteso families to treat the Karimojong
as their brothers and sisters.
also appealed to other district leaders in the Teso region to receive the
people of Karamoja with a good heart and share the little they have.
"This is the situation that requires to share, I call upon the people of
Amuria and Teso at large that not all the Karimojong are bad people those who
are bad disturbing to raid people of Teso and few so we should not victimise
every one because the law with deal with those who raiding but let's support
the Karimojong families," he said.