More than 500 families in Ibuje Town Council, Apac district are homeless
and several crop gardens devastated as hailstorms wreak havoc.
Hailstorms accompanied by strong winds ravaged the area following a downpour
and destroyed hectares of crop gardens and houses, leaving residents in dilemma.
Ibuje Town Council Chairperson, Jowasso Engim, says the most affected villages
are Aketipida, Boke, Alenga, Adak A and Adak. He says that several gardens of
cassava, beans, maize and sunflower plantations were destroyed. He is seeking
the intervention of the government and wishers into the matter.
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Cue out: ... ducu tye ping."//
Vincent Okello and Rosemary Atino, both residents of Alenga in Ibuje Town
Council, said their six acres of beans and maize were destroyed during
the hailstorm. He adds that they could fail to sustain their families in
the next few months.
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Cue: ...tye odong nono."//
Stephen Wandira, the LCI Chairperson of Acandano Village, says
that more than 400 households in his area were affected. He says that the registration
of the victims has commenced and reports will be forwarded to district leaders
for more action by the end of Thursday.
Asante Odongo, the Apac LCV Chairperson, says that they have informed the
Office of Prime Minister for immediate Intervention.