HEALTH COVID-19 RELIEF
MOROTO - Christians in Bukedea district have joined hands to cushion Karimojong families that have been affected by the COVID-19 lockdown in Moroto district.
The believers under their umbrella Devoted Youth at Work Association (DYWA) donated a truck full of fresh cassava and 3000kilograms of maize cereals. The team also handed over a cash donation of Sh500,000 to the resident district commissioner-RDC Moroto Peter Khen Lochap at the council chamber hall on Monday.
Later the donation was distributed to the most vulnerable families in Nadunget Sub County.
Speaking on behalf of the association, the executive director Simon Peter Mubbi said the Christians were touched by the vulnerability of several families in the district.
Mubbi said the cash donation will be used in the purchase of soap to ensure the vulnerable families maintain hygiene in their homes by washing hands regularly.
He revealed that they were going to mobilize more food to ensure all families that have been hit by the lockdown have enough food to survive on during this period.
The chairperson Moroto district, Andrew Keem Napaja commended DYWA for the good gesture towards the fight against the COVID-19 spread saying the intervention was timely.
"The donation will provide a huge relief to the people who have nothing to eat in the villages following the lockdown. Thank you for complimenting the government efforts in the fight against COVID-19," Napaja added.
The chief administrative officer of Moroto Charles Komakech applauded DYWA AND urged Christians to always look out for one another in difficult times adding that, "The food donation arrived at a time it was critically needed."
A relieved Komakech said the intervention will save the lives of the vulnerable persons in the district.