Celebration Galore as Aged Couple Whose Financial savings Had been Chewed by Termites Gifted N184ok ▷ Nigeria information


  • Two weeks ago, an elderly couple came to the media asking for help replacing KSh 48k (N180,964) that had been destroyed by termites
  • Faced with increasing public pressure, the Bank of Uganda offered to replace the damaged banknotes for them
  • There’s more to laugh about as a chemical company added KSh 49k (N184,734,08) to increase their savings

A few days ago the Bank of Uganda announced its willingness to exchange the damaged KSh 48k (N180,964) of an elderly couple that had been chewed by termites.

The couple poses with employees of Quality Chemicals Limited. Photo credit: Quality Chemicals Limited.
Source: UGC

80-year-old Tito Okema and his wife Bicentina Alal (75) came to the fore for help after discovering that the money they had kept in a suitcase under their bed had been destroyed.

It was money they had saved over a period of three years selling pottery, wood carving, poultry, and farming.

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More good news

The better news is that a chemical company gave the couple US $ 1.6 million (N184,734.08) to add to their savings.

They were also given bottles of termiticide, termidor, to get rid of the termite problem.

A tweet from Quality Chemicals Limited read:

“It must have been devastating for you as a family. So Quality Chemicals Limited decided to donate bottles of termite killer Termidor and ATS 1.6 million to help them eliminate the termite problem completely and increase their savings.”

Where everything began

When Alal and Tito hit the headlines about their damaged money, internet users called on the Bank of Uganda to help replace the damaged banknotes.

It was a riot that worked when they were told to go to the nearest branch in Gulu and show the money for the aid.

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BOU’s currency director Christine Alupo tweeted:

“We know they don’t have a phone number and we are waiting for a good Samaritan to connect them, whereupon they will be helped.”

The elderly couple is blessed with six grandchildren with whom they live in the village of Kali-Kali, Rec Iceke Parish, Layima Subdistrict, Uganda.

If you look at recent developments, the couple will have an even better year after a period of sadness and uncertainty.

Rats destroy man’s aluminum pot

Legit.ng previously reported that a man identified on Twitter with the handle @aboladejohn_ caused a massive stir on the social media platform after he pointed out that rats in his kitchen had eaten his pot.

According to the post viewed by Legit.ng On his side, John said this happened after traveling for just a month and the rats were overly hungry for food.

Quick checks made by Legit.ng on the internet show that similar reports have been filed in the past stating that rats can feed on metals.

Source: Legit.ng