Robert Okullo, the LCIII Chairperson of Omoro Sub County which is regarded as the most affected wondered how they will be able to distribute the 600kgs among more than 3000 affected residents.
Sunflower plantation destroyed by the raid
sent 600 kilograms of rice to residents affected by floods in Alebtong District.
The rice valued at about 2 million shillings is to be given to about 3000 residents in the Sub Counties of Akura, Omoro and Adwir.
The area was affected by floods two months ago destroying several crops including maize, beans, cassava among
others. Some structures
mainly grass thatched houses were also destroyed, several community roads cut
off and toilet facilities also collapsed.
have continued to experience floods up to now. Currently the rice is being kept at the district store pending distribution.
As a result,
the district Disaster Preparedness Committee submitted to the Office of the Prime
Minister the list of over 1000 households affected by the flood seeking relief food, tarpaulins and medicine for possible disease outbreak. The government through the Office of the Prime Minister responded by delivering to Alebtong district 600kgs of rice to support the affected
Okello, the Alebtong District LCV chairperson confirmed receiving the
consignment saying they have been told to wait for more items yet to be
delivered by government.
He says it
will be handed over to the Sub County leaders of the affected areas to manage
and conduct the distribution.
Okullo, the LCIII Chairperson of Omoro Sub County which is regarded as the most
affected area wondered how they will be able to distribute the 600kgs among more
than 3000 affected residents.
In Adwir Sub
County along, there are about 698 households of those affected and in dire
need of relief items, representing more than 2000 people.
it will be difficult to distribute the consignment suggesting since it is way too little for the entire affected people.
Acen, the district woman MP urged the residents to remain calm as they continue
waiting for more consignment to be delivered to Alebtong district.
that since the number of those affected are more, the 600kgs must first be
given to some few from a specific area.
the State Minister for Disaster Preparedness in the Office of the Prime of
Minister says they are yet to deliver more reliefs items based on the assessment
report submitted by the area authority.
Alebtong district mainly in
the Sub Counties of Omoro, Akura, Amugu and Abako often experience floods.
In July 2018 the sub counties experienced a two-month-long
flood due to heavy rains destroying several crops, houses among others.