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Indians boost Bududa landslide victims

By Vision Reporter

Added 5th April 2010 03:00 AM

THE Indian Association of Uganda (IAU) has donated food and non-food relief items worth over sh100m to the landslide victims of Bududa.

THE Indian Association of Uganda (IAU) has donated food and non-food relief items worth over sh100m to the landslide victims of Bududa.

By David Ssempijja

THE Indian Association of Uganda (IAU) has donated food and non-food relief items worth over sh100m to the landslide victims of Bududa.

The items were contributed by individuals, community associations and Indian-owned companies.

The body also offered an ambulance with doctors and nurses to tackle health challenges through offering free medical assistance to residents for 30 days.
“Our association has been helping and continues to assist the less fortunate and needy among the local community at large.

“It has always been our primary goal to be a part of every noble cause and our mission is to help, in whatever way we can,” the association chairman, Naren Mehta, said in a statement. He explained that the Indian community had always considered the social obligation element as an important giveback in response to the existing support rendered by Ugandans.

“This great country has given us numerous opportunities and the vision of the Indian association is to make it a better place for each and everyone of us,” he said.

Metha noted that the partnership that exists between India and Uganda had created a conducive atmosphere for investment, giving rise to employment opportunities and enhanced domestic revenues.

Last December, the IAU offered sh200m to 11 heart patients to undergo surgery at the famous Narayana Hrudalaya, Bangalore, a five-star hospital in India.

Several individuals and organisations, including Pope Benedict XVI have sympathised with the Bududa victims since the disaster struck early last month.

of the landslide that buried three villages and displaced hundreds in bududa district earlier this month.

Indians boost Bududa landslide victims

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