Over 100 HIV survivors receive seeds in Yambio

Kenyi Alex Deputy Chairperson HIV/AIDS Commission WES

By Alex Digi

The Commission for HIV/AIDS in Western Equatoria State in collaboration with Food and Agriculture Organization FAO on Tuesday distributed seeds to 110 people who are living with HIV/Aids in Yambio.

The seeds included; Maize, Sorghum, Beans and Okra, according to Commission this is the second time they have distributed seeds to the HIV/AIDS patients in Yambio.

Speaking to journalists during the distribution, the Deputy Chairperson of HIV/AIDS Commission in the State, Kenyi Alex said the distribution came as a result of their engagement with the partners in the State.

“We as the State HIV/AIDS Commission, we visited the office of FAO we raised the issue regarding the distribution of food to the people who are living with HIV and AIDS in the State so the approval was done and today the population of Western Equatoria State particularly Yambio County are receiving their tools and seeds today we are grateful to the leadership of FAO field Office Yambio” said Alex.

State HIV/AIDS Commission Chairperson urged the beneficiaries not to misuse the seeds but rather use them for the intended purpose.

Alex said he will also approached the FAO office to extend the distribution of the seeds to other counties of the State.

“So from here after people receiving agricultural tools and seeds today, tomorrow or next I will go to FAO office to see when the people in other counties will receive their tools and seeds” Alex stated.

Meanwhile some beneficiaries who received the seeds appreciated the government and the partners for the support rendered.

Mrs Dungupai Unice one of the beneficiary said what she received is going to help her but she is lacking food which will give her power to cultivate and plant what was given to her.

She said training on vocational skills is also needed for them the vulnerable people who couldn’t be able to do something on their own.

“There are many skills which can be given in generating activities like giving a help in terms of money or to give skills to those who are to do something like others so that they can be able to do something by their own” said Unice.

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