Namayingo families get relief food

 

Namayingo families get relief food

Namayingo families that were hit by strong wind in Lugala and Buchumba villages in Banda sub county have received relief food from the government of Uganda.

Yesterday, a group led by the deputy chief administrative officer Khalifa Ssenkindo, Resident district commissioner Deborah Mwesigwa Mugerwa, district chairperson Ronald Sanya, police and district officials delivered the food relief to the residents.

The relief included10, 000 kilograms of maize flour and 5,000 kgs of beans.

In February this year, the two villages were hit by a strong wind which left crops and houses destroyed.

While distributing the items at Banda sub county headquarters, Ssenkindo warned residents against selling the relief food. “Don’t sell this relief,” Ssenkindo said.

The district chairperson, Ronald Sanya, thanked the government for the intervention.

“After the incident, we made a quick intervention. The district wrote to the office of the Prime Minister and later met with Hillary Onek, the Minister in-charge of disaster preparedness. I  am glad the district received a positive response,” Sanya said.

The Woman Member of Parliament for Namayingo district, Margret Makhoha Okunga urged residents to plant trees in order to protect the environment.

Geoffrey Bwire, a beneficiary thanked the district leadership and government of Uganda for the support.