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FDC Donates 2000 Bags Of Posho To Isingiro District

Hundreds Lined up to receive food relief from FDC  (Photos by Joshua Nahamya)

Following the famine that hit the people of Bukanga County in Isingiro district; the opposition FDC leaders have mustered support of up to ten tones of posho to the people of Murema cell Kashumba Bukanga in Isingiro district

The residents were lost of words as the entire force of the leading opposition party descended on the district with a truckload of posho bags branded with party colors

Bags of posho were branded in FDC colors

Bags of posho were branded in FDC colors

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The campaign which was started by the party’s former presidential candidate Col Dr Kizza Besigye saw the leadership hold rallies in different parts of the country, viagra http://ccresourcecenter.org/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/modules/related-posts.php soliciting support for the hunger stricken western district.

Old Women waiting in the queue

Old Women waiting in the queue

“While Our (district) leaders denied that we were starving, unhealthy people in the villages were actually dropping dead for lack of food, illness ” Saleh Abdu Akim a resident told Chimpreports at the function held to distribute the food relief.

At the event, the FDC party president Gen Mugisha Muntu handed over the posho to the Murema village chairman, saying that while it was not enough to reach all the affected homesteads, it was a demonstration on FDC’s commitment to help suffering Ugandans.

FDC President Mugisha Muntu (L) said the gesture was only to show how concerned the party is about the welfare of all Ugandans

FDC President Mugisha Muntu (L) said the gesture was only to show how concerned the party is about the welfare of all Ugandans

The 2000 bags of posho were given mostly to women — the most affected – with each getting a five kilogram bag.

Being late however, the distribution of the whole package was moved to today Thursday.

As time run out, the distribution was postponed to Thursday

As time run out, the distribution was postponed to Thursday

The party head of mobilization Mrs Ingrid Turinawe found hard time convincing the “hungry and angry” locals that the food would be equitably distributed the following day.

The most Affected sub counties in Bukanga county Isingiro district are Mbaare, Rugaga, Kashumba and Endiinzi.

Besigye speaks on Isingiro famine

While addressing the famine hit village of Murema at Murema playground in Kashumba, Besigye said he was perplexed that Isingiro, which is one the districts with the highest rainfalls could be hit by such a disaster.

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Besigye proceeded to attack President Yoweri Museveni, who he said should be embarrassed that people in the region he comes from after 30 years are still starving to death.

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