President Yoweri Museveni has given 208 Oxen to households affected by Nodding Syndrome in Pader District in fulfillment of a pledge he made in 2014.
The pledge was delivered on Thursday at Awere Health Center III in Pader district by the State House Comptroller, Jane Barekye.
While addressing the locals, Barekye said the President had commended the people of Pader for voting him back to power in the last Presidential elections.
He also thanked the beneficiaries for being patient until he fulfilled his pledge.
On the other hand, the State House Comptroller applauded the district leaders for guiding, counseling and offering care to the victims’ families.
Barekye further tasked the beneficiaries to use the oxen and ploughs well so that they earn a living as advised by the President.
She also noted that more Ugandans facing the same problem will benefit from such Presidential pledges.
A total of 4,925 cases of nodding syndrome have been registered in the eight districts of Acholi Sub region.
According to the World Health Organization, Nodding syndrome (NS) is a neurological condition with unknown etiology which was first documented in the United Republic of Tanzania (URT) in the 1960s, then later in the Republic of South Sudan in the 1990s and in northern Uganda in 2007.