THE Government has been urged to help local communities acquire skills to deal with war-traumatised people.
Local people could provide guidance and counseling if they were trained, said Rose Mogga, the programme officer of the Transcultural Psychosocial Organisation, Lira.
â€œAlthough people are settling in their homes, the war has psychologically affected them. The Government should help the community find solutions to their problems.â€
Mogga made the remarks when she handed over 80 bicycles to care-givers and peer educators in Okwang, Adwari, Orum sub-counties.
Explaining the need for counselling, Mogga said children had witnessed the killings, or forced to kill and torture people.
She said the bicycles would facilitate the caregivers and peer educators in mobilising the community for the programme.
She added that her organisation was improving the living conditions of women and children by providing them with education and opportunities to carry out business.
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