Stories like this one are popping up in Ugandan media, even as the government is trying to ignore the severity of inflation and supply chain issues. As the President said recently, “Just don’t eat wheat – have matoke instead.” (Sound like any French monarch you recall?)
Now, Karamoja and the northern portions of Uganda that are bordering South Sudan are very dry and arid. The Karamoja tribes are herders, and can travel large distances to find grazing for their cattle. But what is happening there is coming to the rest of the country if it can’t get a handle on a few things:
- Stopping the export of commodity crops to other countries until the supply chain problems ease
- Forming some sort of safety net program for the extremely poor who have never recovered from the pandemic lockdowns
- Stopping the new post-pandemic policy of charging at “free” hospitals
I’m not holding my breath, and we’re not waiting for the government!
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