People affected by the nodding syndrome in the Acholi sub-region will receive more food from the Government.
This comes after the multi-sectoral national committee on the nodding syndrome visited the region and discovered that the patients were getting less rations than recommended.
The committee consists of six Cabinet ministers.
The patients and non-sick members of the affected families will now get 4kg of posho and 1kg of beans every fortnight, up from 10kg of posho and 3kg of beans for the entire family.
State minister for ethics and integrity the Rev. Fr. Simon Lokodo expressed shock that local leaders complained of food rotting yet nodding disease victims were getting small rations.
The Office of the Prime Minister channelled the food through the Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS).
URCS Kitgum acting branch manager Susan Akol said 537 households had so far benefitted.