“The communities are too poor to afford water and soap, which is required for hand washing,”
KAMPALA- The Rotary Club of Kitante, in Kampala, has aided the Kamwokya community with sanitizers, in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
The residents received the donations at the Kamwokya Christian Caring Centre(KCCC) and it will be used at the facility while handling patients.
The facility located in the slum with a population of 40,000 and majority of whom too poor to afford sanitizers, is on standby to avert the spread of the COVID-19.
"The communities are too poor to afford water and soap, which is required for hand washing," the woman council for Kamwokya, Gorreti Katana explained.
The president of the club, Robert Ssemakula explained that it is not enough to protect ourselves and leave the communities in the Ghetto helpless.
"We discovered that there are about 10 people who sleep in a single room. And chances of spreading the disease are high since the communities are crowded," Ssemakula said.
He said KCCC and Katinate Rotary Club have measures in place to curb the outbreak in case it escalates.
Dr. Margret Matama, from the KCCC, said the sanitizers will be of help at the facility.
"This is the first donation given to the community. It comes at such a time when there is a need for safety of the workers," she said.
Francis Mbaziira, the Executive Director of the facility said they had run out of stock of the items, adding that the donation comes in at a time when they are in need.