By Resty Nassazi
Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) has donated 12.5 tonnes of rice to the COVID-19 national task force and over 2000 football players.
The donation was officially handed over to Mary Karooro Okurutu by the FUFA President Moses Magogo who was flanked by the State Minister of Sports Hamson Dennis Obua among others.
“As FUFA, we have decided to contribute food in this telling time of the COVID-19. We have also asked the task force to allow us distribute food to the over 2000 players across the country” Magogo noted.
The donation comes at a time when the Coronavirus pandemic continues to rage on world-over.
In a bid to tame the fast spread of this virus, a number of countries have restricted their citizens from free movement with the territories of their countries through lock-downs.
The lock down has stained business across all sectors of the economy as people are unable to freely move to work places to seek food.
FUFA has joined the swelling list of donators to the COVID-19 Uganda national task force that runs under the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM).
The contingent from FUFA was also accompanied by the Federation Third Vice President Florence Nakiwala Kiyingi (also the State Minister in Charge of Children’s Affairs) and the State Minister of Sports, Hon. Hamson Denis Obua.
This donation comes at an opportune time Government is also supplying food (rice, posho and beans) to its citizens having started with Kampala and Wakiso Districts.
Uganda has 55 cases of affected Coronavirus patients, 12 recoveries and no death registered thus far as by Thursday, April 16, 2020.
In the whole world, there are 2,091,279 cases, 516,693 recoveries and a total of 135,229 fatalities.
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