More Individuals, Organizations Donate towards Fight Against COVID-19

Nytil Factory donated cash, bed sheets and 10,000 locally produced face masks to support the COVID-19 response.

A number of individuals, organizations and companies continue to donate relief items and funds to the National Response Fund to support government’s efforts to equip health care workers the frontline of the fight against Coronavirus as well as vulnerable individuals.

More donations were received on Thursday by the Prime Minister, Ruhakana Rugunda and the National Response Fund national Coordinator, Mary Karooro Okurut at an event held at the Office of the Prime Minister.

During the same event, the Prime Minister noted that President Museveni has instituted a 15 member committee to oversee all the donations.

The Committee is to be led by Minister in Charge of General Duties in the office of the President, Mary Karoro Okurut while Presidential Advisor Dorothy Kisakka is to act as its secretary and administrator.

“It’s a team of eminent people who will be looking after the resources as they have been appointed by H.E President Museveni. We ask you to give them enough support as much as possible,” Rugunda said.

He however advised the team to remain transparent if they are to attract more support and donations.

“My emphasis is the need for transparency; some people fail to donate because they are not sure what will happen to the funds. These funds and items collected target building the health sector and supporting frontline workers in the sector,” Rugunda said.

He further saluted all Ugandans for the generous way they have supported the health workers, adding that this will give them more morale to fight the disease.

On her part, the Minister Karooro Okurut appreciated all Ugandans that have given in whatever kind given to support the cause.

“It is amazing ever since the pandemic came, people of all works of life have come out to give whatever they can,” Okurut said.

Among those that gave out donations this day include; Pastor Aloysius Bugingo of House of Prayer Ministries who donated Shs 100m, Diamond Trust Bank- Shs 250m, Uganda Manufacturers Association (UMA) who gave Shs 500m, USD 10m from the UN, Shs 100m along with cartons of Biscuits, Water and well equipped ambulance from Riham Cola, while the Lebanese communityy donated Shs 200m.

Ruparelia Foundation led by Amit Sachdeva the head of Speke hotels as well donated two double cabin pickups while Mandela group gave out one double cabin pick up.

The Kingdom of Bunyoro Kitara as well donated a total sum of Shs 60m as they respond to the call by the President to fight the spread of the deadly virus.

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