President Yoweri Museveni received a gift from a stranger in the United States of America.
Presidential press secretary, Lindah Nabusayi, said the short letter accompanying the gift “warmed our hearts”
The surprise gift came from a woman named Mrs. Adrienne Douglas and was addressed to the president as well as the people of Uganda.
Inside the letter was a message thanking Museveni and Ugandans for allowing refugees into Uganda.
She said this was an action to be admired and his kindness serves as an example to people all over the world.
She enclosed a Postal Money Order cheque worth $100 and said the money is towards support to the people of Uganda.
While meeting the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, at the sidelines of the 28th Africa Union Summit in Addis Ababa, Museveni said it was Uganda’s duty to accept and host refugees.
Uganda is currently ranked as the second-largest refugee-hosting country in the world after Turkey.
It hosts over 1.3 million refugees in the region; 900,000 South Sudanese, 50,000 Burundians, 20,000 Rwandans, 44,000 Somalis, 280,000 Congolese from the DRC, 13,000 Eritreans and 11,000 Sudanese.