Dry Spell Withers Crops In West Nile
By Afayo Shadrach Bethel
Locals in the West Nile Sub-region face starvation following a dry spell that has withered crops. The worst affected areas are Terego, Yumbe, Obongi, and Rhino Camp.
Mr John Aciga, a resident of Obongi Town, says the crops have withered beyond recovery.
In Nebbi District, Ms Beatrice Acanda, a farmer, said she invested all her money in farming, but the dry spell has brought misery.
West Nile farmers have been requesting the government to establish irrigation schemes, especially in low lying areas where the rainfall pattern is unpredictable and the soil texture is poor, but this has not materialised.
The Nebbi District production officer, Mr Leverius Nyakuni, said field extension workers have been tasked to assess the impacts of the disaster adding that they have called on the government for intervention