People with Disabilities (PWDs) living at the Kikungiri Handicapped Centre in Kabale Municipality are struggling to survive due to lack of food following the Covid 19 lock down.
Several handicapped people live in this old and dilapidated structure, and usually make crafts for a living.
Mary Tindibasa, one of the PWDs says they have been depending on money from sales of hand crafts like baskets among others, which they have been selling to tourists and vending others in the town, but since the President imposed a lock down as a preventive measure against the spread of Covid 19, they no longer sell anything.
She added that she recently called the Resident District Commissioner Darius Nandinda and the District LC5 Chairperson Patrick Besigye Keihwa for food relief but got no feedback.
Tindibasa says they now feed on greens only because they have finished the little money they had saved to buy food.
Faustah Ahimbisibwe, another PWD says about 50 people and their families live in this structure but are on the brink of starvation
She says she has been hearing of Good Samaritans donating food to the district task force but wonders why the district officials have not reached out to them.
When contacted on the matter, the Kabale District LC5 Chairperson Patrick Besigye Keihwa said that the PWDs are among the people to be considered in the distribution of food relief in the coming days.