Ruparelia Foundation, Gateway Delta and Gateway Metroplex Ltd have donated Shs75m to the National COVID-19 Fund.
Among supplies donated include; sugar, maize flour, sugar beans and soap were handed over by Amit Sachdeva, Ruksar Aswani, Jerely Fernandez to the head of the fund Mary Karooro Okurut, who is also the Minister in Charge of General Duties.
“The country is going though one of its most difficult periods since independence in 1962. We are fighting a disease that cannot be seen. In comparison to some countries in Europe and America and China which, have recorded Covid-19 related deaths in their thousands, we in Uganda are so far lucky in that not a single death has been recorded,” Ruparelia Foundation said in a press statement.
Ruparelia and Gateway Delta officials handover the items to the National COVID-19 Fund’s head Mary Karooro Okurut.
“In this crisis, there are many people who have lost their jobs and are currently unable to support themselves. President Museveni a few weeks ago, called on the business community to see what they can do and like many other companies, Ruparelia Foundation heeded his call and we donated two Tata pick-ups. Once again, Ruparelia Foundation has stepped up to the president’s call and along with Gateway Delta and Gateway Metroplex Limited, we are donating 4,000 food kits to be distributed to those in need.”
Two weeks ago Ruparelia Foundation donated 2 4wheel drive cars to the same taskforce*
The Minister of Health, Jane Ruth Aceng and PS Diana Atwine received a double cabin pick up from Roko Construction Ltd in support of the COVID-19 response in Uganda.
This will contribute to addressing the logistical challenges.
Atwine received a donation of Personal Protective Equipment worth USD 3,000 from A Global Healthcare Public Foundation towards the COVID-19 response to support the frontline healthcare workers.
Aptech Africa Ltd donated 500 pieces of torches in support of the COVID-19 response.
Receiving the donation, Atwine said “these torches will go to our midwives at upcountry health facilities who deliver our mothers”.
Aceng, State Minister for Health for Primary Health Care, Moriku Joyce and Atwine received a donation worth UGX 440M from Uganda Bankers Association and the Deposit Protection Fund to support the fight against COVID-19 in Uganda.
On behalf of the NTF, Aceng and Moriku received a donation of UGX 10 M from China National Aero Technology International Engineering Cooperation as support to the COVID-19 right in Uganda.
Gittoes pharmaceuticals donated an assortment of medicines as part of their support to the COVID-19 fight in Uganda.
This medicine will be dispatched to Kawempe Regional Referral Hospital.
Atwine received a donation of 200 canisters of Tokotoko Gas, 70 pieces of sit on top cookers and 30 pieces of standalone burners worth UGX 25M from RAMCOGas, as their support to the COVID-19 fight.
This will be delivered to the frontline health workers.
They also received a donation of test kits worth UGX 381M from NSSF to support the COVID-19 response.
“Test kits are the most important. We need this as a health sector, so we are able to test as many people as possible”.
Amber Heart Foundation through Bebe Cool donated food items to the media and DJ fraternity and TB patients who are on medication in Kampala.
Aceng appealed to distributors to ensure that the vulnerable TB patients who cannot afford food are the 1st to receive Members of the East African Legislature Assembly have donated 50 bags of passion fruits to the COVID-19 response.