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COVID-19: Businessman Ssebalamu donates 5 tonnes of posho to Mpigi

By Eddie Ssejjoba

Added 23rd April 2020 08:42 PM

The food, packed in 5kg bags was Thursday handed over to Rosemary Byabashaija, the Mpigi Resident District Commissioner (RDC).

COVID-19: Businessman Ssebalamu donates 5 tonnes of posho to Mpigi

John Ssebalamu (left) handing over food to the Mpigi RDC, Rosemary Byabashaija (right) as the LC5 chairman, Peter Clever Mutuluza looks on. This was at Mpigi district headquarters on Thursday, april 23,2020.(Photo by Eddie Ssejjoba)

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.

 ohn sebalamu middle handing over food to the pigi  osemary yabashaija left as the 5 chairman eter lever utuluza looks on John Ssebalamu (middle) handing over food to the Mpigi RDC, Rosemary Byabashaija (left) as the LC5 chairman, Peter Clever Mutuluza looks on.

 
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.

 he  of pigi apt odfrey atovu second right talks to businessman ohn sebalamu center in white and  osemary yabashaija The DISO of Mpigi, Capt. Godfrey Matovu (second right) talks to businessman John Ssebalamu (center in white) and RDC Rosemary Byabashaija.

 
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. 

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