While the government is struggling to find an effective way of dealing with the dreaded desert locusts, the insects have turned into a blessing in guise for residents of Kitgum district in northern Uganda.
The locals are now catching the locusts for food consumption. The latest swarm of desert locusts invaded Gogo and Abudere villages in Lukwar parish in Labongo Akwang sub-county, Kitgum on Tuesday evening. They settled for overnight on tree branches and grasses. Sunrise found them in frying pans.