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Hunger Drives 1,000 Gulu City Residents To Village

Kanyagoga A cell,in Bar-dege-Layibi Division

More than 1,000 Gulu city dwellers have left for the village amid growing discontent over the current economic situation and the rising cost of living.

The cost of food and imported raw materials have been rising in recent months due to the surging price of petroleum products.

The problem has been exacerbated by global supply chain constraints following the war in Ukraine.

Florence Atto, the Local Council One Chairperson Kanyagoga A Cell in Bardege/Layibi division, says most of the residents in her area of jurisdiction, cannot cope up with the current situation and have gone back to the village.

Recently, President Yoweri Museveni said government will not intervene to ease the burden on the nation.

In a televised national address Museveni said that government subsidies or removal of import taxes would collapse the economy.

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