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Over 200 households affected
by floods in Kaberamaido Town Council have benefited from a rice donation by
The rice was donated by the Chinese department of disaster for distribution
to the affected flood victims last year.
The group is among the 1,500 people expected to benefit from 500 bags of rice
supplied to Kaberamaido District through the Office of the Prime Minister-OPM
Each bag contains 50
kilograms of rice and every household is expected to receive 17 kilograms,
according to the Kaberamaido Town Council Community Development Officer,
Esingu says that among the beneficiaries are people living with HIV/AIDS, the
sick, elderly, people with disability, and child headed homes.
He however says that
they were not able to meet the target because of the overwhelming number of
people in need.
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Joseph Obongi, a resident of Majengo A in Ekinu Cell who is also one of the
beneficiaries, says the rice will help his family survive for a few days.
pleaded with government to extend more support to their families since people
lost most of their crops in the garden.
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More than 500 households were affected by floods especially in the sub counties
of Ochero and Kobulubulu.
Haman Ejoku, the Principle Assistant Secretary Kaberamaido district who doubles
as the officer in charge of disaster in Kaberamaido district, says that 150
bags will be directed to persons living with HIV and the balance to other
vulnerable but in the flood affected categories.
He says the district had
submitted a report to OPM with details of persons and households affected by
floods last year.