Kampala, 04 April, 2023 / 9:00 pm (ACI Africa).
The Catholic Archbishop of Kampala in Uganda has called for the mobilization of food to reach out to the Karamojong people in the country’s Karamoja region who he says are “now surviving on leaves”.
Archbishop Paul Ssemogerere said it is shameful that the Karamoja people in Northeastern Uganda are suffering from hunger while other parts of the East African nation “have plenty of food”.
In his homily on Palm Sunday, April 2 at Our Lady Queen of Peace Cathedral of Uganda’s Kasana-Luweero Diocese Archbishop Ssemogerere said that various media, “are showing us starving Karamojong, with nothing to eat. They are now surviving on leaves, and yet here in other parts of Uganda we have plenty of food. We can even afford to throw it away.”
“We should feel ashamed and I think God is watching. He is taking Karamoja as Lazarus and the rest of the country, the big rich one, eating and not being considerate,” he said.
The Ugandan Archbishop called upon officials of Caritas Uganda to “take a lead” in mobilizing resources to feed the starving people of God in Karamoja.