By Sulah Kagugube
Just like many companies and individuals have responded to government’s call to donate relief items to most vulnerable people during this trying period as the world fights the spread of Covid-19 pandemic, the Uganda Buddhist Temple has donated 1000kgs of maize flour to 100 marginalized families in Bulega-Garuga in Wakiso District.
While handing over the relief food to the Entebbe task force through the Katabi Town Council mayor Ronald Kalema on Monday morning, the head of Buddhist faith in Uganda Bhante Buddharakhita applauded president Yoweri Museveni for fighting the spread of Covid-19.
“The president has fought against the deadly pandemic and I greatly appreciate his efforts to see that we get back to normal as soon as possible, we as a religion have joined the many people who have contributed to also help at least 100 vulnerable people in Garuga,” Bhante applauded the role of Entebbe Taskforce for distributing food to the marginalized residents as allocated.
However on receiving the relief food, Kalema appreciated the Buddhist Centre for the generosity showed and promised to distribute the food to the right people.
“This is a very huge contribution from our friends and we continue to thank such generous people and I promise to personally front the distribution so that the right people get relief and in time, single mothers, widows to be our first priority ,” Kalema explained
Kalema said that the food is to be distributed to each family of the 100 speculated persons each getting 10kg of maize flour but specifically the widows and single mothers are their first priority.
Meanwhile, Uganda Wildlife Education Centre Entebbe (UWEC) has also received Ugx 1m from the Russian Embassy in Uganda for animal support
The Russian Ambassador Spouse Marina Polyakova officially handed over cash money to the UWEC Executive Director James Musinguzi.
“In case of any Pandemic, everything is affected not only people, but also National parks and ZOOs due to lack of necessary care and due to that we gave come up as an Embassy to give some support for animal support,” Marina said.
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