The Forum for Democratic Change party on Saturday distributed food relief and basic house hold items to people displaced by interethnic violence over land dispute in Apaa.
The food donation was made through the local relief organization, Citizens Relief Initiative, according to a statement released by Dr. Kizza Besigye’s assistant, Ronald Muhinda who described the move as a timely response.
“The donation was a timely response to the public call made by the Citizens Relief Initiative Board members’ appeal for contributions and donations from the public to support families and persons displaced by a bitter Madi-Acholi conflict over land,” part of the statement read.
On 5 June, Acholi community in the contested area was allegedly attacked by their Madi counterparts resulting to the death of 5 people, injuring 27 and displacing 4,000 while 12 people are still missing.
The relief items were handed to CRI by FDC’s Patrick Amuriat who said his party also feels the pain of people of Apaa.
“We are very delighted to partner with Citizens Relief Initiative to support our brothers and sisters in Apaa Parish, Amuru district. We feel their pain, we share their pain; and so we have a duty to support our people the best way possible,” said Mr. Amuriat.
FDC Vice President for Central, Joyce Ssebugwawo who received the relief items on behalf of CRI board, made an appeal to the public for more donation saying more people in different parts of the country still need help.