COVID-19 Gulu Street Children Stranded
At least 150 street children locally called “Aguu” are stuck within the outskirts of Gulu town and facing starvation as a result of the ongoing lock down to prevent the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), according to Edupower, a non-governmental organization trying to rehabilitate street children within Gulu town.
According to Dickens Peter Okwir, director of Edupower, most of these children are now taking drastic measures for survival to avoid starvation.
Since its inception in 2015, Edupower has profiled and rehabilitated at least 800 street kids and most of them have returned home.
However, Major Santos Okot Lapolo, the Gulu resident district commissioner who is also the chairperson Gulu district coronavirus taskforce told Mega Fm that the Aguu must stop congregating in the suburbs of Gulu town and return home.