Kabarole COVID-19 task force has received a vehicle to ease the transportation of expectant mothers from their homes to health centres to give birth. The vehicle was donated by Judith Mukidi a resident of Fort portal municipality in Kabarole district.
"Many of our women had resorted to traditional birth attendants when it came to delivering which endangers their lives. That is why I decided to offer my car to help them," Mukidi said.
Kabarole District Health Officer (DHO) Dr Solomon Asiimwe said the district is depending on four ambulances for every medical emergency case in the district.
"We are being overwhelmed by the number of emergency cases we get every day. I am happy that some people have come out to offer their private cars to bee used by the district during this time," Asiimwe said.
Although over 3500 families have received food in the district, Stephen Asiimwe who doubles as the district's Resident District Commissioner (RDC) and chairperson of the district COVID-19 taskforce said he has been receiving reports from leaders about the severity of the food crisis a result of the lockdown.
"We have mobilized our people to donate food to the task force so that we can supply to those who are facing a food crisis as a result of the lockdown," Asiimwe revealed.
He said they are working with leaders at the village level to identify those who are in dire need of food.
Asiimwe emphasized that they were only giving food to people who have been earning hand to mouth and any other vulnerable persons like the orphans living in orphanages.
The mayor of Fort Portal municipality Rev Willy Kintu Muhanga said, "All those willing to give food donations should channel their donations to the taskforce. All donations given will be accounted for."