ROTARY DISTRICT – The Rotary District 9211 Governor Francis Xavier Sentamu on Tuesday, April 28 handed over to the Prime Minister of Uganda, Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda items worth Shs800 million.
According to Mr Ssentamu, Rotary District 9211 which covers has so far raised the equivalent of USD 323,879 from Rotary clubs in both countries, the Rotary Foundation and other Rotary partners in response to the appeal made by the Presidents of both countries to mobilize resources in support of government efforts to fight the pandemic.
“Rotarians are people of action and Rotary is a service organization which puts it at the forefront in the fight against diseases like polio, malaria and now Covid-19,” said.
He added that Rotarians will continue to spend their personal resources to mobilize the public and create awareness and behavioral change for people to stay safe and keep all the guidelines issued by the Ministry of Health and the National Task Force.
Items handed over by the District Governor include Personal Protection Equipment, Testing Kits and reagents plus hand-washing tank stands with soap all valued at Ug.Shs 800 million.
The Rotary District also made a donation of similar items to the government of Tanzania on April 27.
Among the major donors is the USAID and Rotary International partnership who are also going to fund the connection of water to 20 Health Centres and 40 Schools in 10 districts.