October 27, 2021

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Lukwago calls for silos to store food relief

Kampala Mayor Erias Lukwago at the launch of food relief distribution

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The Muslims at Nakasero Mosque led by Amir Ummah, Sheikh Yunus Kamoga have for some time been collecting food relief items.

These assortments are to be extended to the vulnerable who are in dire need both during and post the Covid-19 period.

At the launch of the distribution of the collected items, they invited the Lord Mayor Hajji Erias as Chief Guest.

At the same time, they also launched a team of well-trained muslims who will safeguard dignified send-offs while handling the mortal remains of Muslims who succumb to Covid-19.

 This is because handling of dead bodies is the object of specific rules that aim at ensuring the dignity and respect of the dead but the guidelines issued by the Ministry violated all that.

In his speech, the Lord Mayor made a clarion call to Parliament that as they make budgetary appropriations, they should prioritize the construction of silos.

These will help in the storage of grain and other fermented foods for a longer time.

He emphasized this in relation to safe storage of the food before it’s distribution and consumption. On top of other contributions that he had extended to this cause, the Lord Mayor also contributed One Million shillings towards this noble cause.

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