BUHWEJU – Buhweju Member of Parliament Francis Mwijukye has donated 38 hospital mattresses to Nsiika health center IV in Buhweju district and crop seedling worth Shs10m to the locals.
While handing over his donation, Mr Mwijukye who is also the Commissioner in Parliament of Uganda said several health centers in the district do not have mattresses.
‘’It is important to come to the rescue of our people, so today I came with hospital mattresses because most of health centers do not have but also posho for the vulnerable who need support,’’ said Mwijukye.
He said that he has been receiving calls from vulnerable people in the district requesting for food relief the reason why he brought two tons of posho.
‘’I have been getting many calls from a section of vulnerable people in Buwheju who need support and Buhweju being a district that is not in town we do not have many donors like these other districts that are in town so it is us the leaders who have to mobilize resources amongst ourselves to come and support our people,’’ said Mr Mwijukye, adding that ‘’I also brought seeds because I know that people must go and plant, you may be hungry today, you may eat but you will be hungry again tomorrow. So I also brought seeds so that people can go and plant and so those are two tons so that we can have harvests in the next few months.’’
Mwijukye had earlier surrendered his ambulance to the district COVID-19 task force which he said he will keep servicing and paying allowances to the driver until the lockdown is lifted.
The Resident District Commissioner (RDC) Buhweju Mr Peter Busoborwa commended Hon. Mwijukye for loving his people and asked that unity exhibited during the COVID-19 Pandemic should be maintained for the development of the area.
‘’We thank you for considering your people and heeding to the president’s call of supporting your people. We hope this spirit can be maintained because we need to help ourselves as Africans without colours and political affiliations ‘’ said Mr Busoborwa