Government allocates Shs 135 Billion to address Karamoja food crisis
The Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja has revealed that government has allocated shs 135 billion to address food crisis in Karamoja.
Currently, reports show that food insecurity in many areas of Karamoja region continues to worsen and that many are losing lives due to famine.
On Tuesday, Members of Parliament, tasked government to explain its stance on the current food crisis in the region, further warning that the situation could get out of hand unless government comes up with a comprehensive plan.
During a sitting of Parliament chaired by Deputy Speaker, Thomas Tayebwa, the Prime Minister explained that so far, government has released Shs135bn to help to cater for food in Karamoja for three months.
The Deputy Speaker tasked the Prime Minister to present a comprehensive statement on government’s strategy to resolve the food crisis not only in Karamoja but in the entire region.