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500 PWD HOUSEHOLDS GET RELIEF FOOD IN GULU

Gulu PWDs get relief food

BY WALTER KUMIRA

GULU: THURSDAY, JULY 21, 2022

The seven thousand five hundred kilograms (7,500kg) include maize flour (posho) and 2,000kg of beans.

Out of the 500 households of people with disabilities who benefited from the relief support, 135 are from Palaro Sub County in Gulu district, 186 from Pece-Laroo division and 185 households in Bar-Dege Layibi division.

Anna Auma, a resident of Gwei village in Oroko parish, Palaro Sub County, said the food donation will restore her family members’ life after enduring difficult times since the COVID-19 pandemic.

Denis Rubangakene, the country coordinator of Light for the World organization, explained that the donation was provided as part of a project to build economic resilience with funding support from the Australian Development Foundation.

The food donation is only targeting to improve nutrition of the PWDs who were severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

He said that their next area of focus will be to distribute seeds and give financial assistance to groups to strengthen the PWDs economically.

Light for the World was started in 2008 and has operations focused on disabilities and development in 12 districts including Gulu, Lira, Arua, Nwoya, Omoro, Yumbe, Wakiso, Mukono, Moroto and Kibuku.

Rubangakene said they plan to give out a total of 60,000kg of maize flour and 30,000kg of beans to 6,000 households in all the 12 districts under their operations.

Denis Lakwonyero Ocen, a councilor representing PWDs in Gulu district welcomed the support, adding that PWDs were the most affected during the lockdown.

His female counterpart in Bar-Dege Layibi division, Jennifer Abalo, also applauded the organization for the positive gesture and cautioned the beneficiaries against selling the donated items.

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