The donation was received by the mayor Mbarara municipality Robert Kakyebezi, the RDC Lt. Col. James Mwesigye and the deputy RDC Emmy Kateera.
HEALTH RELIEF COVID-19
MBARARA - His Grace, Archbishop Paul K. Bakyenga has donated 5016kg of Posho to Mbarara district COVID-19 task force to reach out to families badly hit by the lockdown.
The Archbishop felt concerned. He said single parents with one or two children and other people renting in towns needed assistance. "Most of these are unable to work with the current directives and yet they need something to eat."
He said this on Friday while handing over his donation to the task force at the office of the Resident District Commissioner (RDC) in Mbarara town.
The donation was received by the mayor Mbarara municipality Robert Kakyebezi, the RDC, Lt. Col. James Mwesigye and the deputy RDC Emmy Kateera.
Bakyenga called upon Ugandans not to be selfish but learn how to support each other during this COVID-19 lockdown.
"I think what this disease is telling us, is that we must learn how to support each other. It is very easy to be selfish to think that you are the only one suffering but there are many people suffering and if we can support each I would be grateful" Bakyenga suggested.
He added, "don't count your charity by how much you give, give your charity and count what has remained for you, Pope Francis tells us that if you are going to be charitable give until you feel the pinch then you will know that you have given something valuable"
Bakyenga requested security personnel to desist from beating up people.
"People are hungry, puzzled. They actually have enough problems. Don't add more by embarrassing them. Stop harassing people because most of them are worse off. Harassing people pisses me off," he said.
He advised people who are in their homes to use this time to plant crops like cornflower, cabbage and Doddo.
Mwesigye the RDC and the head of the district task force commended everyone who has donated saying they have good hearts.
Mwesigye said they had started distribution of food to the vulnerable people but halted the distribution because the people who were put in charge failed to follow guidelines.
"They failed to maintain social distancing which forced us to halt the exercise as we come up with better ways of distribution," he revealed.
He added that they lack enough force to distribute the food. "We are waiting for manpower reinforcement from the UPDF to resume the distribution of food door to door.