The Presidential Initiative on Banana Industrial Development (PIBID) has contributed four tons of matoke flour as part of the efforts to provide vulnerable Ugandans with food relief.
The donation follows the Presidential directive in relation to issuing any relief during this period of Covid 19.
The items were Tuesday delivered to the National Taskforce on Covid-19 led by Prime Minister, Dr Ruhahaka Rugunda.
The Tooke flour is rich nourishing Meal and Porridge that will not require cooking, but only hot water for the preparation.
“PIBID believes in a healthy living and we view this as an obligation to support the Government of Uganda,” a statement issued by PIBID reads in part.
“We earnestly hope that the reach out will be able to contribute to the provision of a ray of hope and bring an additional delight to lend support to Ugandans in the fight of Covid 19 pandemic”.
The organization has appealed to the public to follow preventative guidelines issued by the Ministry of Health in order to stay safe and to curb the spread of the virus in Uganda.
PIBID is a pilot project of the government of Uganda, under the patronage of the President.
The organization’s underlying theory of change is that rural farmers with access to science–led processing and value addition enterprises will be able to rapidly access profitable market chains that supply local, regional and international markets, resulting in increased household incomes.