SHEEMA- Good Samaritans from ‘Abamwe group’ on Sunday November 1st donated 3.5 tonnes of maize flour to the 350 starving families in Bugongi town council Sheema district after the area was ravaged by hail storms amidst October.
Abamwe group which is comprised of people born from Sheema South constituency but staying in Kampala led by Minister for justice and constitutional affairs Prof Ephraim Kamuntu handed over 10 kilograms of maize flour to each affected family plus maize seeds for planting.
Dr Nicholas Mwebesa, the public relations officer of Abamwe group urged the public to always keep alert for the disasters especially during the rainy season by investing in various venture like animal keeping, mixed farming plus saving liquid cash to help them in hard times.
Prof Ephraim Kamuntu through his political assistant Tugabiirwe Benson urged Ugandans to always equip themselves with enough food and some little cash by working harder saying that although plantations and houses were heavily destroyed but that the fertility of the soil wasn’t affected.
He added that they would have planted some food crops a day after the disaster to stablise the situation.
Some of the people who obtained 10 kilograms of posho praised Abamwe group for standing with them in such trying moments they are passing through since some marriages had collapsed as partners had ran away escaping hunger.
The disaster left schools like Butsibo Secondary School, houses and plantations grounded hence strongly affecting the residents both financially and socially.
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