Gov’t Writes to Private Sector Soliciting Shs10,000 from Workers Towards Covid-19 Fight

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The task force charged with fundraising for the National Response to COVID-19, under the Office of the Prime Minister, has written to the Private sector requesting for a contribution of Shs10, 000 by each employee as a donation to the fund to help complement government’s effort against the pandemic.

The appeal was made by the Chairman, Uganda National Response Fund to COVID-19, Emmanuel Katongole and the Fundraising Subcommittee Chairman, Patrick Mweheire. They appreciated Ugandans for the support so far rendered but highlighted the need for more funding.

In a letter, Katongole noted as the country faces the world’s most serious health emergency, it is time that all people come together and work collectively to compliment the Government’s efforts and save the lives of Ugandans during this time.

“We are writing to make an appeal to all Chief Executive of Private Sector organizations to join our efforts in mobilizing to raise funds for the much-needed resources and materials that will help save lives,” Katongole noted.

He added that, “As good corporate citizens, we would like to request each Chief Executive to extend or appeal to all your employees to dedicate part of May’s payroll and donate at least Shs10, 000 per employee to support the cause.”

The fund response team suggested that the executives dedicate someone from the organization to mobilize all the employees and send one organizational payment through Stanbic Bank or Mobile Money.

Mweheire noted that every single contribution will go a long way to raise more funds for personal protection gear, testing kits and support materials for medical teams on the frontline.

He assured the public that the funds collected will be accounted for and put to good use, adding that the funds that have so far been collected will be used to purchase more vehicles as directed by the President.

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