Bad roads and heavy rain in Karamoja hinder the distribution and delivery of seeds
Karamoja [ACTED News] – Community participation, capacity building and disaster risk reduction to promote sustainable economic development amongst vulnerable rural communities have been key elements in ACTED’s approach to strengthening livelihoods in Uganda.
ACTED is currently working on improving communities’ access to income earning, as part of the second Northern Uganda Social Action Fund project, ACTED is facilitating the delivery and distribution of seeds and tree seedlings in Nakapiripirit, Karamoja. However, ACTED’s teams have faced significant challenges in distributing and delivering these seeds due to poor road networks.
This month, the situation has been worsened by heavy rains which have caused lorries to breakdown and even resulted in a truck overturning and spilling cassava cuttings, destined for the beneficiaries of this project. To minimise the delay in delivery and distribution, ACTED used its own pickup trucks to transport seeds to the distribution centre in Namalu, Karamoja. The final deliveries are currently taking place so that the communities can still plant during the rains.