KAMPALA – IOM Uganda staff on Tuesday, May 19 donated several items to the Missionaries of the Poor in Kisenyi, Kampala, to help the charity mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The donated items include; matooke, salt, cooking, sugar, soap, rice among others.
Individual staff members collected UGX 4,692,000 for this cause, responding to last month’s call by UN Resident Coordinator Rosa Malango to all UN personnel in the country.
RC Malango and IOM Uganda Chief of Mission Sanusi Tejan Savage, as well as Staff Association President Peter Nzabanita, formally handed over the items to the beneficiaries.
The team was warmly received by Brother Moses Kobwemi, the Superior of the Missionaries of the Poor in Uganda.
Mr. Savage said “We know that our donation is a drop in the ocean compared to your needs, but we hope you will kindly accept it as our humble recognition of your noble work”
Kobwemi thanked the IOM Uganda for running to help them out.
“When we heard that the children were coming back from school because of COVID, we were very worried [about how to cater for them]…..then Peter [IOM] came out of nowhere…” said Kobwemi.