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Gov’t to conduct food aid audit in Karamoja

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Office of the Prime Minister is to carry out an audit on food aid supplied to Karamoja. The move follows the alleged mismanagement of food supplied to schools in the region. Karamoja Affairs Minister, Eng. John Byabagambi says he has been instructed by …

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Russia donates 53 food delivery trucks to WFP in Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The World Food Programme-WFP has received 53 light and 10 heavy-duty KAMAZ trucks to add to its delivery fleet, thanks to a donation by the Government of Russia. The vehicles worth USD 10.2 Million (38 billion Shillings) will be used to respond to emergencies in …

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More refugees opting for cash assistance-WFP

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The World Food Programme – WFP has said it is recording more refugees in Uganda opting for cash assistance instead of food. WFP currently transfers 31,000 shillings each month to each refugee to help them meet basic needs. As of June 2019, WFP Uganda …

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Toll free lines used to curb WFP food theft in Karamoja

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The World Food Programme [WFP] has introduced toll-free lines to track food theft and other food management related issues in the country. The development follows cases of mismanagement of food in schools, health facilities and community, specifically in Karamoja Sub Region, where WFP assistance …

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WFP halts distribution of super cereal worldwide

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The World Food Programme (WFP) has temporarily halted the distribution worldwide of a fortified blended food from one of its suppliers as tests continue to establish whether it is linked to outbreaks of illness in Uganda. Super Cereal comprises maize or wheat blended with …

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Health Ministry replaces Super Cereal blended flour

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ministry of Health has replaced Super Cereal maize blended flour with Super Cereal Plus and Ready- to- use Supplementary Food-RUSF packs and sachets respectively. The move follows the suspension of the distribution of Super Cereal flour by the World Food Programme-WFP last month. The …

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WFP to investigate Turkish supplier over super cereal

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The World Food Program (WFP) has said it will investigate the Turkish Company Demirpolat Group which supplied Super Cereal in Amudat and Napak districts. Three parallel investigations by WFP, Police and Ministry of health are underway into the possible contamination of super cereal, a …

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