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COVID-19: KCCA workers get relief food

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Added 7th May 2020 02:20 AM

The food was handed over to the casual workers by Kawempe division mayor Emmanuel Sserunjogi and the town clerk Moses Ssempa.

COVID-19: KCCA workers get relief food

Emmanuel Sserunjogi, Kawempe division mayor, handing over a sack of posho to a KCCA casual worker. (Photo by Reginah Nalunga)

The food was handed over to the casual workers by Kawempe division mayor Emmanuel Sserunjogi and the town clerk Moses Ssempa.

By Reginah Nalunga
 
HEALTH  COVID-19

KAMPALA - Kampala City Council Authority has donated relief food to KCCA casual workers who have been affected by the COVID-19 lockdown in Kawempe division.

The food was handed over to the casual workers by Kawempe division mayor Emmanuel Sserunjogi and the town clerk Moses Ssempa. Kawempe councillors were also present as the vulnerable workers received their food at Kawempe division offices. 

 elief food donated by  hoto by eginah alunga                                    Relief food donated by AVAADA. (Photo by Reginah Nalunga)

 

 

According to Ssempa, the food donation came at the time it was needed most. "Most of our casual workers are vulnerable and needed some support," Ssempa said.
 
"The relief food was lobbied for by KCCA executive director Eng. Andrew Kitaka from AVAADA. This food is a form of relief to KCCA casual workers," Ssempa said.
 
"Kawempe division has received 2.5 tonnes of posho and 1.5 tonnes of beans. This food will be distributed to 509 workers," he revealed.
 

 sempa right addressing  casual workers at awempe division offices hoto by eginah alunga Ssempa (right) addressing KCCA casual workers at Kawempe division offices. (Photo by Reginah Nalunga)

Ssempa said KCCA casual workers live hand -to -mouth adding that most of them are single mothers with a responsibility to take care of their families. Most of these people are in dire conditions and need a helping hand. 

Each worker received 5kg of posho and 3kg of beans. "The relief is not enough, however; it could save our employees from the lockdown hunger," Ssempa submitted.

  70oldyear  worker recieving posho and beans from amidah ambalirwa kawempe deputy speaker hoto by eginah alunga A 70-old-year KCCA worker receiving posho and beans from Hamidah Nambalirwa, Kawempe deputy speaker. (Photo by Reginah Nalunga)
 

Sserunjogi commended Kitaka for lobbying food for the casual workers saying the workers have been adversely affected by the lockdown. 

He called upon more organizations to donate relief items to Kawempe COVID-19 task force team.

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