MPS want Government to declare state of emergency over Hunger Crisis
Members of Parliament are debating a motion seeking a resolution urging government to declare a state of emergency over the worsening hunger crisis.
The motion was moved by Kumi District woman Mp Monicah Amoding, and seconded by Dokolo North Mp Felix Okot Ogong and Kumi municipality Mp Silas Aagon.
The motion indicates that government must intervene to save over 1.3 million starving people in different parts of the country.
Before the motion could proceed on the floor, the speaker of parliament Rebecca Kadaga gave an opportunity to the Minister for Relief, Disaster Preparedness and Refugees Hillary Onek to address the Mps on how Government has handled the matter.
Mps remained bitter backing the motion on grounds that Government has done little and may not do more.
We captured the submissions of Mps including Nakapiriprit woman Mp Esther Anyakun, Isingiro south Mp Alex Byarugaba Bakunda.