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Elderly Couple in Amuru Loses UGX 1.6M to Termites

Seventy-five-year-old Bicentina Alal

An elderly couple in Amuru district is stuck with Shillings one million six hundred and fifteen thousand after being damaged by termites.

Seventy-five-year-old Bicentina Alal and her 80-year-old husband Tito Okema, have been saving money in a metallic case for over three years.

The couple lives with their six grandchildren in Kali-Kali Village in Rec Iceke Parish in Layima Sub County.

They opened their saving box in June early this year only to discover that the paper notes had been destroyed by termites.

The damaged notes are in the denominations of 20,000 (35), 50,000 (10), 10,000 (36) and 5,000. Some of the notes are damaged beyond recognition.


80-year-old husband Tito Okema

Tito Okema, says that he has been left without any other option but gathered the damaged notes and are now keeping them in another metallic bowl with the hope that someone may come to their rescue.

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