July 21, 2024

Oyam receives relief food from Prime Ministers’ Office

By Chris Woo (editor@vol.co.ug)


Oyam District has received 19,500 kilograms of relief food from the Office of the Prime Minister to benefit locals whose crops were destroyed by hailstorm in Abok and Aleka Sub Counties.

In October 2023, hailstorms destroyed crops such as cassava, maize, and beans and peas causing food shortage in the sub-counties of Abok and Aleka, Oyam District.

The consignment of the relief food and non-food relief were delivered on Tuesday to the district, following a request by the authorities after devastating effects of the hailstorms.

Oyam District LCV Chairman Benson Walter Dila Oyuku acknowledged receiving 13,000 Kgs of beans and 6,500 Kgs of maize as well as 200 tarpaulins.

Dila warned the beneficiaries of the relief items against misusing them.

Philips Ogile Jakayo the LC3 chairman of Abok Sub County said locals of his area are prepared to receive the items.