Uganda: Christine Amony, “Finding food for the whole family is becoming a nightmare”

by IRIN News

In Gulu town, a 42-year-old slum dweller, Christine Amony, ekes out a living by selling bananas in Gulu Town Street. She spoke to IRIN about living on one meal a day as she copes with the high cost of living. “Commodities are unaffordable as prices increase day by day. People in Kony Paco [a slum] are cutting their meals and staying hungry because the money can’t buy adequate food. I have four children and we live in Kony Paco. We have one meal of cassava and beans every day in the evening and even then the food isn’t enough. Photo: Charles Akena/IRIN

The sudden rise in food and fuel prices in the past four months in Uganda is raising concerns, with residents agitating for the government to intervene and curb the increases.

In Gulu town, a 42-year-old slum dweller, Christine Amony, ekes out a living by selling bananas in Gulu Town Street. She spoke to IRIN about living on one meal a day as she copes with the high cost of living.