…the Province of Church of Uganda is thankful to God for the opportunity to respond to the hunger situation in Karamoja.
By Hopestar Owiny
Kotido – Sept. 19, 2022: The Anglican, widely known as Church of Uganda, has flagged off over 30 tons of relief food to the hunger stricken families in Kotido district.
The North Karamoja Anglican Church of Uganda in collaboration with Act Alliance on Monday, September 19, 2022 flagged off 33 tons of relief food to the hunger stricken families. Beneficiaries in three different sub-counties are to benefit.
The relief food is a contribution from the Anglican Dioceses across the country and is meant to respond to the hunger situation that has claimed lives in Karamoja sub-region.
The 1,000 households in Napumpum, Loletio and Lokwakiel sub-counties TND News understands will receive maize flour, beans and salt while beneficiaries with malnourished family members will receive silver fish, among other ingredients.
Rt. Rev James Nasak who is the Bishop of North Karamoja Anglican Diocese, while briefing the press after flagging off the relief food, said that the relief food will rescue families who failed to cultivate due to the insecurity the sub-region is facing.
He further thanked all the Dioceses and stakeholders for their contributions towards helping the starving families in Karamoja.
Rev Andrew Agaba who is the director of Church of Uganda’s households and community transformation from the Province of Church of Uganda is thankful to God for the opportunity to respond to the hunger situation in Karamoja.
He thanked ACT Alliance for the partnership and called for other stakeholders to put Karamoja at heart. “The church will put more efforts to cause mindset change to the people of Karamoja to avoid such catastrophes in future,” he noted.
Hunger has reportedly claimed hundreds of lives in Karamoja and the sub-region is still waiting for the shs135 billion promised by the government to fight hunger amongst them [it].
Recently, ACT Alliance secured shs381m in a fund drive to support the vulnerable communities in Karamoja sub-region.