Kampala, Uganda – Kabaka of Buganda Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II has donated sh100 million and an assortment of food and protective gear to the national task-force, to help in the fight against COVID-19.
Speaking at the handover of the donations, Prince David Wasajja, the young brother to the Kabaka of Buganda Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II, said, the Kingdom stands with its people in this very trying time.
“The Kabaka stands with his people in this trying moment when they are being affected by the lockdown due to coronavirus. The kingdom will continue supporting the government in its fight against this virus until when we finally go back to our normal lives,” Prince Wasajja said.
Among the items donated are; soap, personal protective equipment for medical workers, maize flour and, small tanks for washing hands.
Kabaka Mutebi’s contribution, follows that of several individuals who have made both cash and non-cash donations, following President Museveni’s call for support to the health ministry’s coronavirus task force.
Prominent among these individuals and companies are Dr. Sudhir Ruparelia, who through the Ruparelia Foundation donated two pickups, Businessman Hamis Kiggundu 100 million shillings, ABSA Bank 100 million, Sulaiman Kabangala Mbuga aka SK Mbuga who donated 40.000 kilograms of maize flour, and Motorola who donated communication equipment. Other contributions came in the form of beverages, and mattresses to support isolation centres.
Prime Minister Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda, who received the Kabaka’s donation, thanked the Kingdom for the gesture and called upon whoever has something to donate to reach out to the government.
As of today, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Uganda still stands at 52. The ministry of health reports that all are in stable condition.