THE Prime Ministerâ€™s Office has sent the first batch of food relief to people in Nebbi whose crops were recently destroyed by floods.
The relief, which included 250 bags of maize flour and 150 bags of beans, was delivered to the district on Wednesday.
This follows the devastating floods which hit the district in the last two weeks destroying over 1,400 acres of crops in Wadelai sub-county.
Robert Okumu, the Nebbi district chief, hailed the Government for the donation, saying the food items had come at the right time. He said some of the victims had nothing to eat.
Okumu appealed to the Government to ensure food security after the floods by supplying seedlings to the victims.
â€œFood relief alone will not help. The residents need planting material,â€ he said. Robert Okello, the Wadelai sub-county chief, said the Government should provide seedlings instead of the food relief that may not solve the crisis caused by the floods.