victims in Pabo Sub County in Amuru district are yet to receive relief aid
three months after being displaced. In July, 563 households were affected by
hailstorms in Pukwany Village Pabo Sub County.
floods also destroyed more than 700 acres of crop gardens.
Odong, the LCI Chairperson of Pukwany Village says the district disaster
committee tasked him to record the affected victims and the extent of damage
for assistance from the office of the Prime Minister –OPM.
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Ocan, a resident of Pukwany village says he lost 6 acres of simsim and beans
which he hoped would help fight food insecurity in his home. He says that he is
now worried o0f starvation saying he has spent the little money he had to fend
for the family instead of investing it in his business.
Acirocan another victim of the hailstorm who lost 10 acres of beans and maize
says government should consider supporting the victims with relief food which
is already overdue due to the looming hunger threat in their respective homes.
Lakony, the Amuru LCV chairperson says he has written several letters to OPM to
support the hailstorm victims but in vain.
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Ecweru, the State Minister for Relief and Disaster Preparedness says in most cases, they give implements like seeds to
hailstorm victims. He however says he will check on the status of the request
by Amuru district leaders.