The Forum for South Africa Businesses in Uganda (FOSABU) has handed over a donation of Personal Protective Equipment worth UGX 100 million shillings to the office of the Prime Ministers (OPM), in support of the Government of Uganda’s Covid-19 national prevention intervention.
The contribution which is equivalent to 30,000 reusable masks, was handed over to the Right Honorable Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda by the High Commissioner of South Africa H.E. Professor Lekoa Solly Mollo and the Executive Committee of FOSABU at an event held at the OPM in Kampala.
Prime Minister, Dr Rugunda applauded FOSABU for the continued support “Since 2015 when this Forum was established, the diplomatic and economic relationship between Uganda and South Africa has become stronger. I want to assure you that this money will be put to its intended purpose and thank you for the support you have rendered to the people of Uganda over the years,”
In his remarks, H.E Professor Mollo said: “In a bid to create a difference to the Ugandan community, FOSABU has joined other organizations in demonstrating the importance of human solidarity, taking care of each other and the human race at large. As President Nelson Mandela said, ‘it’s in our Hands’. We are convinced that when we come together, we will join hands and defeat the Corona Pandemic.”
Launched in 2015, the Forum members include Stanbic Bank Uganda, MTN Uganda, ABSA, Eskom, and Multichoice among others.
Currently Uganda has recorded 14,993 confirmed cases, 7939 recoveries and 139 deaths.