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Muslims in Mbale receive 3 tonnes of maize flour
The gesture is part of the campaign by the league to help those in need especially the Muslim community in different parts of the country.
MBALE - The National Resistance Movement (NRM) Diaspora league in conjunction with Ugandan recording artist of Black-Market Records, Daddy Andre have donated 3 tonnes of maize flour to Muslims in Mbale.
The gesture is part of the campaign by the league to help those in need especially the Muslim community in different parts of the country, during the COVID-19 Pandemic lockdown.
"We appreciate the continued partnership with Black Market Records CEO, Cedrick Singleton through which we have been able to offer food relief to Ugandans in Luweero and now in Nakaloke Town Council in Mbale District," Abbey Walusimbi, the Chairperson NRM diaspora league said.
He explained the donation was in response to the call by President Museveni to everyone who is still able to come out and offer any form of help to those that are hard hit by the prevailing COVID-19 pandemic.
Hajji Walusimbi appreciated the able leadership of President Museveni that has kept the spread of Coronavirus under control.
Walusimbi said, "It is always refreshing coming to the aid of those that are in need at such trying moments when many people have been affected by the lockdown measures which were put in place to fight the virus."
On his part Daddy Andre a local musician and producer noted that these are very trying moments that have left a number of people vulnerable and in dare need saying "These people need our support."
"By the grace of God, I and my management (Black Market Records) were able to stand with our brothers and sisters in Mbale. In these trying times which also happen to be the holy month of Ramadhan were our Muslim brothers and sisters are fasting, we were able to avail them with food to take them through this time," Andre said.
He added that "We have been in Nakaloke town council in Mbale which has marked the beginning of our Eastern region tour and very soon we shall be proceeding to Busia."
Andre thus appealed to other people to come out and stand with those who are in lack adding that blessed is the hand that gives than one that takes.
During the same event, Isaac Kigozi the Managing Director, East African Partners noted that this is the moment to stand with those who are in dare need.
"We do not only focus on investment but also on the wellbeing of our people, we shall continue to give and donate to those in need even after the lockdown, we believe that together we can help save lives that would have perished due to hanger," Kigozi said.
He added that the mission to save lives by providing food relief has just started but will continue. "We launched it in Luweero, now Mbale and will be stretching to Masaka, Gulu and later Kasese to help those affected by the heavy rains that have left many homeless," Kigozi said.
While receiving the relief on behalf of the Muslim community in Nakaloke Town Council, the Eastern Muslim Regional Khadi, Sheikh Ahmad Haamid Wandega appreciated Daddy Andre and Hajji Walusimbi for being considerate to the Muslims in Nakaloke most of whom were finding it hard to break their fast because of the lockdown effects.
"On my behalf and on behalf of the Muslim community, I thank donors for the goodwill and spirit, our people in this country are starving, because of the lockdown, the religious people were not spared because all the religious centres were locked down and they are starving with nothing to feed on yet this is also a holy month of Ramadhan," Sheikh Wandega said.
The team will on Friday head to Masaka where they will offer food relief to Muslims in Masaka district. Vice President Edward Kiwanuka is expected to officiate at the donation ceremony.