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Alebtong Flood Victims Starving

The residents mainly from the parishes of Alolololo, Ocokober, and Oculukori were affected by floods which destroyed several gardens of cassava, sweet potatoes, beans and maize.

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More than 6000 residents affected by floods in Omoro Sub County, Alebtong district are at the verge of starvation.

The residents mainly from the parishes of Alolololo, Ocokober, and Oculukori were affected by floods which destroyed several gardens of cassava, sweet potatoes, beans and maize.

Harriet Akello, 43 a mother of three and resident of Oculukori parish wants the government to supply the affected residents with relief food items.

Robert Okullo, the Omoro LCIII chairperson says close to over 6,800 people have been affected by the floods.

Okullo wants the government to provide the affected residents with the fast-growing seeds so they can plant once the floods have stopped.

“We have already submitted the report but now the local people are suffering from lack of food. We want the government to give them relief items like food, tarpaulins among others,”//

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Although the heavy rains have reduced, the area has remained flooded with some roads still impassable.

Jennifer Oyuru, the Alebtong District Agricultural Officer and also district chairperson for Disaster preparedness committee, says that an assessment on the magnitude of the floods in the district  is being compiled and will soon be released.

In 2014, Omoro Sub County experienced floods resulting from persistent heavy rainfall, which left several huts and crops were destroyed.

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