Unemployment tragedy in  Napak district-who is responsible?

Written by on February 23, 2021

The uncontrolled Unemployment tragedy in  Napak district in the Karamoja sub-region has caused several families to flee their homes into the Teso region to search for casual jobs so as to survive.
Therefore the result is due to the fact that the current food shortage in Karamoja so terrible favoring almost no one.

Unemployment tragedy in  Napak district

The above picture shows how hungry is everyone in the family: from the kids to parents in Karamoja.

Current Situation
Joseph Lomonyang the Napak LCV Chairperson says over 2,000 people mainly from six sub-counties have crossed to the neighboring Teso districts of Amuria, Katakwi, Kapelebyong, and Soroti looking for food.

Future expectation
Lomonyang says the number of people to flee the district is most likely to go higher given the current hunger situation.

Furthermore, Elijah Lobucel the Lokopo sub-county chairperson said everyday mothers and their children begin the trek to Teso while those who can afford the costs pay for transport.

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