Ntungamo receives relief items from OPM

By Anthony Kushaba


Ntungamo district has received a much-needed lifeline as the Office of the Prime Minister extended a helping hand to those still grappling with the aftermath of a devastating hailstorm that struck the region last year.

In a heartening development, on the 19th of February 2024, the district witnessed the arrival of essential relief items, generously dispatched by the Office of the Prime Minister. The supplies, a symbol of solidarity and compassion, comprise 13,000 kilograms of maize flour, 6,500 kilograms of beans, and 200 durable tarpaulins.

The focal points of this humanitarian effort are the sub-counties of Ruhaama and Rugarama North, where the impact of the unforgiving rains led to the loss of homes and vital crops in the middle of the previous year. Residents, facing the daunting task of rebuilding their lives, found solace in the knowledge that support was on the horizon.

Expressing his gratitude, Samuel Muchunguzi, the Ntungamo district chairperson, emphasized the significance of this timely delivery. He commended the Office of the Prime Minister for recognizing the urgency of the situation and swiftly intervening to alleviate the suffering of the affected communities.

“This delivery is not just a collection of provisions; it’s a beacon of hope for our people. The Office of the Prime Minister’s intervention is a testament to the unity and empathy that binds us together. We are immensely grateful for their unwavering support during these challenging times,” Muchunguzi remarked, his words echoing the sentiments of a community strengthened by the solidarity displayed.

As the relief items are distributed among the affected households, a renewed sense of optimism and resilience pervades Ntungamo. The community, standing tall in the face of adversity, is determined to rebuild and emerge stronger than ever. The Office of the Prime Minister’s gesture, a testament to the power of collective compassion, has sown the seeds of hope in Ntungamo, ensuring that the sun will shine again on this resilient district.