As the carnage of coronavirus disease (COVID19) continues to haunt Uganda, Ruparelia Foundation and aspiring Member of Parliament for Kampala Central Cedric Babu Ndlima delivered foodstuffs, healthy kits and sensitized residents in the parishes of Kagugube, Bukesa and Kisenyi in Kampala about the virus.
They delivered items like sugar, maize flour, beans & soap to help beneficiaries sanitize and fend off the rampaging coronavirus disease also trending as COVID19. The supplies are aimed at supporting residents as they self-quarantine to avoid contracting the deadly virus.
Speaking to residents in Bukesa, Sylvia Kizza said they have received 5500 bags with items that are now being distributed according to the needs of people in all the parishes of Kampala.
In some parishes, bags with supplies were given to local council one leaders to deliver to needy homesteads in their areas. Also, Dr Umar Ssenkubuge equipped these local leaders with the much-needed Coronavirus knowledge and skills of preventing it.
The tour by Ruparelia Foundation and Cedric Babu continues tomorrow with a tour of Kamwokya 2 at 9:30 am, Kamwokya 1 at 11:30 am and Kololo 1,2,3,&4 at 1:00pm.
Monday will see the team traverse Mengo (9:30 am), Old Kampala (11:30 am), Shauri Yako (1:00 pm) and Nakasero 1,2,3&4 (3:00 pm) before concluding the tour on Tuesday with a visit to Industrial Area (9:30 am) and Industrial Area Civic Center (11:00 am).
Jyotsna Ruparelia co-founder of Ruparelia Foundation says coronavirus does not discriminate against social class, religion or ethnicity. “It simply kills. This is the time when we all must know – right from kindergarten going school children to us right up to adults and grandparents,” she said.