Gulu Remand Home Hit by Food Crisis

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He says that the remand home, which is supported by Gulu district local government, is poorly funded.

Child offenders in Gulu remand home are the verge of starving because of lack of food. By Friday afternoon this week, the remand home had run out of food to feed the minors forcing residents to contribute money to buy some food. There are 28 inmates in Gulu remand home. Joseph Kilama, the Gulu district probation officer who is in charge of the remand home says that their food stock got finished on Thursday.

He says that the remand home, which is supported by Gulu district local government, is poorly funded. Kilama says that this is the second time within a space of two weeks that the remand home has run out of food. The remand home ran out of food two weeks ago, forcing Ojara Mapenduzi, the Gulu District LC V chairman to intervene and solicit funds to buy food for the children.

Ojara blames the food crisis at the remained home other local governments in the region. He explains that the remand home is supposed to be funded jointly by all the local governments in northern region. Carol Adong, the Gulu District social services secretary regrets that the remand home is not being given priority by local governments in the area.