Food insecurity could lead to severe malnutrition and death in the country
By Afayo Shadrach Bethel,
Food insecurity is increasingly threatening some parts of the country and could lead to severe malnutrition and death, if not tackled urgently.
Current reports from the severely hit regions like Karamoja, indicates that more than half a million people are going hungry and have little hope to get what to eat the following day as a result of natural disasters, plagues of locusts and army worms, as well as raids by heavily-armed cattle thieves.
Last month’s data from Uganda Bureau of Statistics indicates that food crop prices rose to 14.5% from 13.6% in June and May respectively.
This increase contributed to the overall headline inflation increase that was recorded at 6.8% in June 2022 from 6.3% in May 2022.