LUWERO — Muslim Community in Luwero District have food relief items donated by American Hip Hop artist, producer and co-founder of Black Market Records and American Record Label in conjunction with East African Partners (EAP) Managing Director, Isaac Kigozi and NRM Chairman Diaspora League Hajji Abbey Walusimb
The donations to vulnerable Muslim community is a way to alleviate the difficult economic situation that inhabitants of said area are going through due to the coronavirus (COVID -19) pandemic.
The food relief was handed over to the district COVID-19 taskforce represented by the LC5 Chairperson, Ronald Ndawula and the District Kadhi, Sheikh Ramathan Mulindwa.
While delivering the relief, the American super start, Cedric Singleton thanked President Museveni whose leadership has been excellent in the fight against COVID-19—noting that the way he has handled the pandemic is one of the best in the entire world.
“Unlike in my country [United States of] America, Uganda has handled the situation a bit better and this has saved many lives. I have been fortunate to work here in Uganda with a number of musicians including Angella Katatumba and I felt it’s my responsibility to help those in need more so when I am in position to do so,” Cedric said.
On his part, Mr. Kigozi who hails from Luweero said that it is always comforting to help those in need, adding that no life should be lost during this epidemic due to lack of food.
“If a man made candle can share its light without losing itself, why not us humans? The real contentment comes from knowing we have positively contributed to bettering another human’s life. This is the time that we are needed the most to pay forward the acts of kindness we have received in the past. I trust that our country will rise stronger and more united at the end of this lock-down that has seen families bond,” Kigozi said.
Commenting on the development Hajji Abbey Walusimbi, the NRM diaspora league boss: “A friend in need is a friend indeed. In these times when people are home 24/7 due to the ongoing lockdown it is only worthwhile for us to respond to President Museveni’s call to help feed our brothers and sisters who are in need.”
While receiving the relief on behalf of the district taskforce, the District Chairman LC5, Ronald Ndawula appreciated the trio for the selfless support rendered to the district and the people in particular.
“Right now we are in a very tricky situation as you all know, many people are off work and they don’t have what to eat, showing this courage to come and donate to the people of Luweero is not taken for granted and may God bless you abundantly,” Ndawula said.
“We have a lot of people who are currently off work and their sources of income have been cut short by the lockdown, these include; Boda boda cyclists, street vendors, taxi drivers, saloon operators and others who are now in need of food,” he said.
Sheikh Ramadhan Mulindwa welcomed the relief given during this holy month.
“We thank Allah for those who have come out to restore hope of many people who are currently in dare need, we still appeal to those who can offer help t do so adding that a number of muslims need help so as to push on with the fasting during this month of Ramadhan,” Sheikh Mulindwa said.
He has encouraged the Muslims to keep the faith and pray that Allah will reign over the situation and restore the world to its normal operations.