Shania Kigozi, the One Ummah Uganda Country Director, says the relief is meant to support hundreds of people whose livelihoods were disrupted by the May floods, which caused a lot of destruction in Kasese District.
victims have received relief support, thanks to One Ummah Uganda, a local Muslim
charity organization. At least 2000 flood victims and over 500 disabled
persons in the district are to benefit from the relief support, whose
distribution ends later today.
items include mattresses, blankets, sugar, maize flour, salt and wheelchairs
among others. Shania Kigozi, the One Ummah Uganda Country Director, says
the relief is meant to support hundreds of people whose livelihoods were
disrupted by the May floods, which caused a lot of destruction in Kasese
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Sheikh Erias Kigozi, a member of One Ummah Uganda, says they decided to
mobilise resources to support the flood victims in line with Islam’s teachings
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the Deputy Mayor Kasese municipality welcomed the donation, saying many of the
flood victims are struggling to emerge from the disaster and Covid19 lockdown. He
asked government to consider Kasese as an exceptional case since many people are
yet to rebuild their lives resulting from the flooding.
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District Kadhi Sheikh Abdul- Hakim Juma applauded One Ummah Uganda for the kind
gesture. He appealed to other well-wishers to continue lobbying and
support the flood victims, saying they are experiencing the effects of the
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Roset Biira one of the beneficiaries of the relief support hailed the
organization for considering the vulnerable persons in the district. She
says they used up most of the relief they received during the lockdown and are
still in dire need of support.