Speaking at the handover of the items to the Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda, Prince David Wasajja, the young brother to the Kabaka of Buganda Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II, said, it’s incumbent upon them to reach out to those most affected by the pandemic.
The Kingdom of Buganda has donated items worth 100 million
shillings to the National Taskforce against COVID-19.
Speaking at the handover of the items to the Prime Minister Dr
Ruhakana Rugunda on Tuesday, Prince David Wasajja, the young brother to the
Kabaka of Buganda Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II, said, it’s incumbent upon them to
reach out to those most affected by the pandemic.
“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 is trying to fight this virus until when we
finally go back to our normal lives,” Wasajja said.
Among the donated items include soap, personal protective
equipment for medical workers, maize flour, small tanks for washing hands among
Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda thanked the Kingdom for the
gesture and called upon whoever has something to donate to reach out to the government.
Several companies have so far donated both money and non-monetary
items such as maize flour, beans, vehicles among others in response to the
president’s call to support his government in responding to the pandemic that
has so far affected 52 Ugandans.
The minister of Health in the Buganda Kingdom, Prosperous Nankindu
Kavuma called upon the people to observe everything that the ministry of health
tells them to limit the spread of the virus. She said that they chose to donate
Personal Protective Equipment to the health workers because they are at the
frontline of fighting the pandemic which puts their lives in danger.
“We have very few health workers across the country, we need them
safe, that’s why the Kabaka decided to first consider their protection,”
She called on the government to first consider distributing tanks
to places like markets where people are at a higher risk of getting infected.