As government struggles to salvage the worsening food crisis in Teso, West Nile and Northern regions, the Batwa in Kabale district are also complaining of severe famine.
The Batwa who used to survive by hunting from Bwindi and Echuya forests, found themselves in a tricky food situation when government gazetted the forests.
John Barekye a Twa from Bufundi Sub County says that their food situation has been worsened by lack of for cultivating food.
Barekye says that most Batwa families rely on hired land for farming and those that can't afford, work for other people for their survival.
Barekye says that he is unable to feed his family of five. Like Barekye, other Batwa have been complaining through NGO's and their political leaders to have the government, come to their rescue with food relief.
Silver Baguma, the Kabale LC V Chairman admits that the Batwa don't have their own land.
He says that the district is now carrying out a census of the Batwa so as to be able to plan for them.
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Five months ago, members of the Batwa community complained that they were being sidelined from government programs.
The Batwa census is sponsored by that Africa International Christian Ministry.
Hope Mwesigye, the Minister of Agriculture has asked Kabale district to investigate the extent of the famine the Batwa so that government sends them relief food.