Kampala deputy Lord Mayor Doreen Nyanjura spent the weekend reaching out to vulnerable groups around the city and its surburbs.
“As the pandemic hits our society hard, the downtrodden continue to shout out for help with no response from the regime. There is a section of Ugandans that is totally abandoned and forgotten,” she said.
Today, together with her team, they visited a section of disabled children in Kibuli who very much need support and help.
Currently, they are being helped by a small organisation called “Inclusion Support Uganda” which is doing it’s best with meager resources to support them. The organisation only relies on the support of a few well wishers.
“Like they say, you can tell the conscience of the leaders of a country by the way they treat the weakest of their society. That the regime does not care about the young disabled children, leaving them to the mercy of well wishers tells how much they have lost their conscience.”
That is the reason we must fight for a better country, a country where everyone matters no matter their status or level of ability or disability, Nyanjura noted.
“We must return the conscience of our country to the rightful path.”
“These kids are in need of more items like milk, Pampers etc, kindly reach out to Madam Idah Namuli on +256782878701 and give a hand.”
She said despite police interruptions on the orders of the RCC Kawempe, a one Kato, under the Umbrella MAK Councillors’ Forum, her team distributed food to the starving vulnerable in the confines of Makerere University.
Contrary to the wrong perception of MAK being for only professors, lecturers and students who under normal circumstances don’t need relief, Makerere University has a very big composition of the the unemployed, retirees, pensioners, under paid non teaching staff, who largely depend on selling simple snacks to students who are currently off campus
“I warned the RCC that what we were involved in wasn’t a security operation but rather a social welfare operation.”
She added: “If the RCC can give permission for food to be donated, I as the Deputy Lord Mayor in charge of the city can equally do the same. N’way we defiantly distributed the relief and our people were happy. We shall not watch our people starve to death, we shall come to their rescue. We shall continue championing the Common Man’s Cause.”