Coronavirus Crisis: Ruparelia Foundation fulfills pledge, hands over two Pick-Ups to Covid-19 task force

Ruparelia Group chief sales executive, Amit Sachdeva (2nd Right) engages Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda (R) before handing over the cars
By :
Baluku Geoffrey

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KAMPALA, Uganda – As promised last week, Ruparelia Foundation, a charity arm of the Ruparelia Group has today, handed over 2 pick-up trucks to the Government of Uganda, to help in its response towards fighting Covid-19 in the country.

Mr. Amit Sachdeva- the chief sales executive of Ruparelia Group and Bongo Ahmed who represented Ruparelia group chairman Sudhir Ruparelia and Group managing director Rajiv, handed over the vehicles to Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda at the President’s office in Kampala on Thursday, April 9, 2020.

The Pick-up trucks donated by Ruparelia Foundation, parked outside Twin Towers, President’s Office, Apollo Kagwa Road, Kampala on April 9, 2020

The donation of these two brand new Tata Xenon pick-ups from Ruparelia Foundation, is in line with President Yoweri Museveni’s call to companies and individuals willing to donate vehicles to the Coronavirus National Task Force.

“On behalf of Ruparelia Foundation we are here to represent our Chairman Sudhir Ruparelia, Jyotsna Ruparelia, Sheena Ruparelia, Rajiv Ruparelia and the entire Ruparelia Family who have donated two double cabin pickups to Help Fight Covid-19,” said Amit.

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The trucks donated by Ruparelia Foundation, are on top of another 5,500 care packages that the group donated to Kampala Central afew days back. The assorted packages included maize flour, sugar, soap among other commodities.

To date, there are 53 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Uganda.

The health ministry, confirms that all patients are stable and receiving treatment at Mulago National Referral Hospital, Hoima, Adjumani and Entebbe Grade B Hospital. No deaths related to the virus have been reported.

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