MUKONO – Abacus pharmaceuticals has on Friday, April 17, donated protective gears to vendors in Kame Valley market in Mukono Municipality, to protect them against coronavirus.
This comes as a response to the president’s directive for business people in the country to cheap in with resources to fight the spread of COVID-19 through the National taskteam.
Mr. Ramesh Babu, the CEO of Abacus said that they have given out food, gloves, masks and tents to the Mukono taskteam.
“We have donated 2000 kgs of maize flour, 1000 kgs of beans and 3000 masks, 2000 latex gloves, sanitizers which should be given to the market vendors,” he said
These were handed over to the Resident District Commissioner (RDC) Mr. Fred Bamwine.
The Chairperson LCV Mr. Andrew Ssenyonga who was present at the function thanked the Abacus team for offering the help noting that it is a blessing to the company as they give to others.
He then said that the timing of this donation is right as he had received various complaints about the market vendors not protecting themselves while dealing with clients.
“These supplies will be given to the market vendors in mukono because they handle a lot of customers on a daily hence exposing themselves to the virus.” He said
Mr. Geoffrey Sserunjoji, the Chairperson Kame Valley Market said that as one of the market leaders, he has ensured that everyone washes their hands before entering the market.
He said, “I ensured that every entry point to the market has a water for washing has since sanitizers were expensive. However, the vendors only wash their hands once when they enter the market yet they handle food stuffs and money which makes them vulnerable to the disease.”