Ugandan Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda, chair person of the coujtry:'s national task Force on Covid 19 response on Tuesday launched a fundraising drive to seek emergency funds to support coronavirus (COVID-19) response.
The funds are meant to support government efforts to curb the virus spread, which has so far infected 53 people. The Prime Minister received and acknowledged donations from various individuals and corporations who donated funds, protective equipment and vehicles to support the fight against the deadly respiratory disease. Some of these companies include; Jumia Uganda. "Our CEO Ron Kawamara handing over Jumia’s donation of 30,000 certified face masks to the Director of Health services Dr John Mwebesa at the ministry of health to help protect health workers at the frontline of the COVID-19 fight Another shipment of 20,000 masks will be arriving in the country, " Jumia revealed through social media.
IGAD. The staff of the IGAD Secretariat (Intergovernmental Authority on Development) donated USD 100,000 (UGX 376,300,000) to the COVID-19 response. This will aid in service delivery to patients affected by the disease. Similarly, the other 7 member states will also receive USD 100,000 towards their response to the pandemic. While receiving the cheque from IGAD representative, Lucy Ongod, State Minister in charge of Primary Health Care, Hon. Joyce Moriku Kaducu lauded the staff for their contribution and noted that this will go a long way in positively impacting Ugandans affected by the pandemic.
Stanbic Bank. The Stanbic Bank through their CEO, Anne Juuko donated UGX 100M towards the COVID-19 response in Uganda. This will be used for logistics and supplies for health workers. This was received by the Permanent Secretary, Dr. Diana Atwine at the Ministry of Health headquarters.
Seyani Brothers Seyani Brothers donated UGX 50 Million to the COVID-19 response in Uganda. This was received by the Permanent Secretary, Dr Diana Atwine this morning at the Ministry of Health headquarters. The Ministry of Health appreciates each and everyone who has come out to support the response.
House Of Prayer Ministries. House of Prayer Ministries led by Pastor Aloysius Bugingo donated UGX100 million shillings to help the government in the fight against COVID19. Buganda Kingdom. Buganda kingdom through Prince David Wasajja contributed 100m to assist in the fighting of Covid-19.
United Bank For Africa ( UBA). UBA made a donation of UGX 570M to the government of Uganda as support towards the fight against the coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic. The donation was made to President Yoweri Museveni by Johnson Agoreyo, the UBA Uganda Managing Director at the State House, Entebbe.
Ham Foundation. City tycoon, Hamis Kiggundu through his Ham Foundation donated shs 100 million (cash) towards the food relief distribution program that is targeting vulnerable people affected by the lockdown aimed at combating COVID-19 pandemic.
DFCU Bank. Dfcu Bank handed over a cash contribution of UGX 70,000,000 and an assortment of items valued at UGX 30,000,000 to the Ministry of Health that will go towards improving sanitation hygiene in line with COVID-19 interventions. The items included; 5,000 non-sterile disposable gloves, 2,500 litres of liquid detergent, 2,500 litres of Sodium hydrochloride solution –JIK and 2,000 bars of soap.
Uganda Association Of External Recruitment Agency. The Uganda Association of External Recruitment Agency through Hillary Arinda donated 30,000 gloves to support our health workers in the response. Stabex Gas. Stabex donated gas cylinders worth UGX 20million for health workers and facilities.
Sinohydro Corporation Ltd. A cash donation of UGX 20M, cooking oil and rice worth UGX 20M and mobile phones worth UGX 10M.
Sarrai Group. supplies worth UGX 300M. These are; -20,000kgs of sugar -5,000 bags of wheat flour -10,000 bars soap -10,000 litres of sanitisers Blue Wave water . Through Nakawa Mayor, Ronald Balimwezo provided 800 cartons of drinking water.
Dodta Group Of Companies. They donated 10,000 face masks and 500 test kits. Hon. Robert Kyagulanyi. People Power Strong man donated soap for hand washing and food supplies comprising of posho and salt for rural communities.
Crown Beverages Limited. Crown Beverages Limited committed uGX 20M to support the fight against COVID 19. Vivo Energy Uganda. Vivo Energy donated UGX 60M to boost Uganda's response to COVID 19. This will support fuel, servicing of vehicles and medical supplies for health workers.