Government supports 2000 vulnerable households in Gulu City with food relief

Gulu – The government of Uganda through the Office of the Prime Minister has delivered 30,000 kilograms of food items to support vulnerable households in Gulu City.

The items include 10,000 kilograms of beans and 20,000 kilograms of posho meant for 2,000 households.

Each household received 5 kilograms of beans and 10 kilograms of posho, Monday afternoon at the different distribution points within the division.

Martin Ojara Mapenduzi, the area Member of Parliament for Bardege-Layibi Division told theCooperator in an interview that, the support is directed to elderly persons, child-headed families, and persons with disabilities.

“As leaders of the division, we requested the government to support our people with food items and am happy the Prime Minister didn’t delay to support such families,” Ojara said.

He explained that the division is hosting a number of vulnerable persons, most of whom are elderly persons and single mothers that require government support to improve their living conditions.

Pauline Kilama, the Publicity Secretary for LC1, Kasubi Central noted that most of the occupants are urban refugees and returnees from the two-decade northern Uganda war who are unable to return home. She commended the government for supporting the vulnerable population.

Madalena Lalam, a 90-year-old from Kasubi Central who lost all her children at the peak of the insurgency says, as an elderly person, she has been struggling to feed herself and appreciated the support.

Her counterpart Grace Lakot, who equally lost four of her children during the war says the relief will at least support her for a while.

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