Uganda’s leading Teachers and Engineering training University, Kyambogo University has on Tuesday donated 5 tonnes of maize flour and 100 boxes of bar soap to Uganda’s National Task Force.
The University team led by the Vice-Chancellor Prof. Eli Katunguka handed over the donations to the National Task Force at the Office of the Prime Minister in Kampala.
The items were received by the political overseer of Covid Response Fund and Minister of General Duties in the Office of the Prime Minister Ms. Mary Karooro Okurut together with the Chairperson of Covid Response Fund Mr. Katongole.
Even though the Task Force has a clear program followed to give out the relief food. In addition, and other items to the vulnerable people, Kyambogo University requested to supply their donations to the communities around the University, for example, Banda, Kireka and others.
Therefore, they handed over the items to the Deputy RCC Nakawa Division. This is where they will pick them tomorrow and then distribute them in the listed areas.
Speaking to Cyclone Times, the Senior Public Relations Officer, Mr. Twinomujuni Reuben said that Kyambogo University intends to help starving communities around it.
This is because they are their immediate stakeholders yet facing the same hardship as others.
“The major function of the University is community engagement and these are our stakeholders, our students and parents. They are hostels and book shops owners, and they are people who work with us and so they are also starving along with other people. So, if we can make the donations that are directly meant to help people in the community we work with, is a good idea,” Reuben told our reporter.
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In the same event, the Rotary Club donated items worth 1.2b shillings which includes PPEs, testing kits, laboratory reagents among others.
Kyambogo has appreciated the efforts employed by everyone in the struggle to kick Coronavirus out of the country.
They still encourage everyone to endeavor and keep safe from the virus until the nation is declared Covid free.
In conclusion, Reuben firmly confirmed to Cyclone Times that all the donated goods will be supplied tomorrow by the Task Force with the help of the University.
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