KAMPALA — Letshego Holdings Ltd, under its subsidiary Letshego Uganda will on Thursday April 16 hand over a consignment worth USD10,000 about UGX 38,000,000M towards the Uganda Police Force as a compliment to their efforts in sustaining the rule of law as well as guiding the population in adherence to guidelines from Ministry of Health and the President.
The donation to be handed over to AIGP Asan Kasingye, who is expected to represent IGP Martin Ochola includes water, sanitizers and food rations, cooking oil among others.
Lethego Acting Chief Executive Giles Aijukwe, said the role of the Uganda Police Force can never be understated.
He noted that it is police’s diligence, round-the-clock supervision that has enabled adherence to the lockdown procedures, maintaining peace and sanity in the country.
“We are therefore cognizant of their work and we appreciate and encourage them to keep doing their best as we fight to eliminate the deadly Corona virus,” he said.
The contribution, he said is part of Letshego Group overall commitment of investing more than 251,538,63USD as a group wide intervention across its 11 markets.
Mr Aijukwe went on to state that collective efforts by the private sector to support the government to stem the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic will go a long way in enabling us humble this deadly disease.
“As a company, we firmly believe in safety of our staff and the citizenry within which we operate, so it is this obligation and duty that has enabled our participation.”
“The dramatic spread of COVID-19 has disrupted lives, livelihoods, communities and businesses worldwide. However, our people are operating to support our customers during the lockdown, leveraging technology and secure digital infrastructures. Our branch networks are in operation to assist those visiting the outlets but please note that filling of forms, assistance with inquiries and client support are also being handled using our online platforms to ascertain an efficient flow of work,” Aijukwe stressed.
Letshego Uganda and the Ministry of Health continue to appeal to the general population to remain calm but vigilant and practice these preventive measures: wash your hands with soap and water or use an alcohol based sanitizer at least three times a day, maintain a social distance of at least 4 meters and if you have flu like symptoms, cover your nose and mouth with a mask.
Around half of the planets population is under some kind of lockdown as governments struggle to contain the spread of a disease that has now infected more than 1,287,095 people while over 70,523 are known to have died and 271,882 have recovered according to a Johns Hopkins University tally.
To date, as per reports from the ministry of Health, Uganda has 54 confirmed cases of coronavirus 22 of whom have recovered from the virus.