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 Kassanda residents get food aid

By Nicholas Kajoba

Added 19th May 2020 07:58 AM

Global Oroex farm donated the food to the vulnerable people in the district through the national COVID-19 taskforce.

 Kassanda residents get food aid

Katende hands over 300 bags of maize flour to Kalema recently. Photo by Nicholas Kajoba

Global Oroex farm donated the food to the vulnerable people in the district through the national COVID-19 taskforce.

Residents of Kassanda district have petitioned the Government to increase on the ration of food distributed in the area.
 
"We appreciated government contribution of providing free food towards helping our people during the COVID-19 epidemic. But we need more maize flour because it is not enough for all the people in the district," the Kassanda district chairperson, Ziyadi Kalema, said.
 
Kalema was speaking during the handover ceremony of over 10 tonnes of maize flour to the district COVID-19 taskforce at the district headquarters recently.  
 
Global Oroex farm donated the food to the vulnerable people in the district through the national COVID-19 taskforce.
 
He appreciated them for supporting the efforts of the Government and more so considering supporting Kassanda among all the districts.
 
Kalema said most of the families in the district have been affected by the lockdown because farmers lack markets for their produce.
 
"Most of the traders no longer come to purchase produce from our farmers due to transport hike. So, we realise that there produce gets wasted before the buyers come for it," he said.
 
William Katende, the chief operations manager, Global Oroex Farms, said that the donation of maize flour was extended to support livelihoods of vulnerable people affected by the epidemic.
 
"We delivered our donation of maize flour to people of Kassanda. We believe that the community in this area has faced tough moments following the lockdown and COVID-19 pandemic," he said.
 
Katende said that they have intervened in various ways, including provision of food relief, supporting medical teams, hygiene promotion through provision of handwashing facilities and public awareness.
 
 

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