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COVID-19: ISO dispatches motorcycles to eastern Uganda

By Michael Odeng

Added 2nd May 2020 10:57 AM

36 motorcycles were flagged off to Tororo and Bugiri districts meant for the Gombolola Internal Security Organization staffs (GISOs)

COVID-19: ISO dispatches motorcycles to eastern Uganda

The motorcycles which were sent to GISOs in eastern Uganda. Photo by Michael Odeng

36 motorcycles were flagged off to Tororo and Bugiri districts meant for the Gombolola Internal Security Organization staffs (GISOs)

The Internal Security Organisation (ISO) has dispatched more motorcycles to eastern Uganda to enable quick security response in the fight against COVID-19.
 
Dr Kagooro Kaijamurubi, from the ISO logistic and engineering department on behalf of the Director General Internal Security organization Col. Kaka Bagyenda, flagged off 36 motorcycles to Tororo and Bugiri districts meant for the Gombolola Internal Security Organization staffs (GISOs)
 
"This is a continuation of distribution of the motorcycles to all the (GISOs) countrywide in fight against COVID, we shall continue sending more to the North, Buganda, and West until we cover the entire country," Kagooro said.
 
He said the exercise was a fortnight ago launched by Security Minister Elly Tumwine and Kaka to all Gombololas countrywide, starting with those at the borderline.
 
As of Friday, Uganda had 85 cases of the coronavirus confirmed with several patients discharged from hospital after recovering from the deadly virus.
 
"The country is relatively doing well on the anti-COVID-19 front. The aim should be to maintain that status and go on to assist other countries in need of back up the way we sent doctors to West Africa to support efforts against Ebola," Kagooro said.
 
While launching the exercise on April 11, Kaka said the motorcycles procured by the Government will help officers for easy security surveillance and for timely response across the country.
 
Recently, President Yoweri Museveni flagged off 45 vehicles that are expected to be used in the fight against the coronavirus. The vehicles were donated by the private sector.
 
While flagging off the vehicles at Kololo Ceremonial Grounds in Kampala on Friday last week, the President said he targets getting a fleet of 1,350 vehicles to be used during times of crisis.
 
The Government is also distributing relief food to the vulnerable urban poor affected by COVID-19 lockdown. Government targets 1.4 million people in Kampala and Wakiso district.
 
The relief package comprises of 6kg of maize flour, 3kg of beans and salt. The pregnant and breast feeding mothers as well as the sick will each receive 2kg of milk powder and 2kg of sugar as an additional package.
 
Dozens of investors, private sector players, institutions and individuals have risen to President Yoweri Museveni's call to contribute towards the fight against the coronavirus  pandemic by donating cash, personal protective equipment, food and non-food supplies.

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