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Alebtong flood victims yet to receive relief support

by James Ateenyi
Flood victims in Alebtong district are crying out to the government delay to send them relief items following the disaster that struck them early this year.
The more than 6,000 people are mainly from the Sub Counties of Omoro and Akura in Alebtong district.
Last month, the district disaster preparedness committee headed by Jennifer Oyur, sent a list of the affected victims to the Office of the Prime Minister.
However, since then, there was no response from the government. The residents lost several gardens of cassava, sweet potatoes, beans and maize.
Doreen Akello, 47, a mother of four children in Alolololo parish now survives on one meal a day. She wants the government to help her and other farmers with fast maturing seeds so as to cope up with life.
John Okino, a resident of Oculukori parish is bitter with government for not responding to their plight in time despite several reminders. He also wants the district to embark on the repair of roads destroyed during the floods to ease up the transportation of goods.
Robert Okullu, the Omoro Sub County LCIII chairperson questions why government has taken long to respond to their request for relief items. He explains that the affected residents are in dire need of tarpaulins, food items and medical support.
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