KAMPALA — The Mandela Group of Companies, the parent company of Café Javas, City Tyres, City Oil, City Lubes, City World, Savers, and Mandela Auto Spares has donated two brand new Toyota Hilux Pickups to contain the coronavirus outbreak after President Museveni requested for assistance from corporates to help the country cope with the crisis.
The brand new pickups were handed over by Mandela Group Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Venkatesh Kumar to Prime Minister Dr. Ruhakana who is the chairman coronavirus national task force.
Mr. Venkatesh said he is optimistic that the donated cars will ease the movement of COVID-19 response team
Dr. Rugunda applauded Mandela Group for the support and said it has boosted their efforts towards the fight against COVID-19.
Last week Mr. Sudhir Ruparelia, Chairman of the Ruparelia Group announced a donation of two brandy new pickup trucks towards the current government efforts to fight the spread of the novel Coronavirus in the country.
Mr. Sudhir said the donation of the two new Tata Xenon XLT S.Cab 4×2 with 3100mm Wheel Base, through the Ruparelia Foundation is in response to President Museveni’s call to especially the country’s business community to help with the mobility of the health teams in the districts to timely and effectively respond to any cases of Coronavirus in the countryside.
Other large consumer goods and healthcare companies have made similar pledges — with the amounts expected to rise.
Some other companies have also offered help with medical protective supplies.
Dodta group of companies has donated 10,000 face masks and 500 test kits towards the COVID-19 response.
The donation was received by Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng, Dr. Joyce Moriku Kaducu and Hon. Robinah Nabbanja, State Minister for Health in charge of General Duties.