The food, packed in 5kg bags was Thursday handed over to Rosemary Byabashaija, the Mpigi Resident District Commissioner (RDC).
HEALTH FOOD RELIEF COVID-19
MPIGI - In a bid to answer President Yoweri Museveni's passionate appeal to the private sector to donate food and other essential items to the needy people affected by the coronavirus lockdown, Kampala businessman John Ssebalamu has donated 5 tonnes of maize flour to Mpigi district COVID-19 Task Force.
The food, packed in 5kg bags was Thursday handed over to Rosemary Byabashaija, the Mpigi Resident District Commissioner (RDC), who is also the chairperson of the district COVID-19 task Force at the district headquarters.
Others present to receive the food were the LC5 chairman, Peter Clever Mutuluuza, the District Internal Security Officer, Capt. Godfrey Matovu, the District Health Officer, Margret Nanozi and several other officials.
Ssebalamu, who is the proprietor of Freedom City Mall along Entebbe Road said the donation was in response to a letter written by the RDC to all friends and well-wishers to come to the aid of the poor and vulnerable people who have been affected by the coronavirus lockdown.
Part of the food, he said, should be distributed to communities around Nabyewanga in Nkozi Sub County, who comprise of mainly the fishing communities whose activities were affected by the lockdown.
He said he is a resident of the district and runs his businesses there. "It an opportunity for me to give back to people where I transact my business.
Byabashaija said she had written to a number of development partners to come to the aid of the people who have been affected by the lockdown.
She said Pastor Samuel Kakande who also has businesses in the area had donated 3 tonnes of maize flour and several other political leaders were coming up to answer the call.
She added, "Ssebalamu is also helping the district to grade some inaccessible community roads."
Mutuluza said at the beginning of the lockdown, most areas were lacking masks and sanitizers but the challenges had shifted to food, which he said was urgent.