ISHAKA – The Chairman Board of Trustees (CBOT) for Kampala International University (KIU), Hajj Hassan Basajjabalaba on Tuesday, May 19, donated about two metric tonnes of maize flour to students at KIU Western campus.
The 5- kilogram packaged sacks of maize flour were distributed to students at the university following a registration exercise aimed at ensuring that only students benefited from the exercise.
Leading the distribution exercise was the Deputy Director of Human Resource for KIU Western Campus Stella Auno and the Director for Academic Affairs Peter Paul Nakitende on behalf of the CBOT.
Maureen Asiimwe, the Dean of Students, appreciated the kind gesture and further expressed her heartfelt gratitude for the Chairman’s donation to the students.
“We extend our sincere thanks to the Chairman for having a kind heart and lending a helping hand to our students. Our university cares about the welfare of all our students and we shall always have their best interests at hand,” Asiimwe said.
The distribution exercise was conducted with much ease and in line with the Ministry of Health and Presidential directives on social distancing, washing hands and wearing masks.
In addition to the distribution of food to the students, businessman and Chairman Board of Trustees KIU Hassan Basajjabalaba, together with other three Members of Parliament from Bushenyi District, donated another 20 tonnes of maize flour to the Bushenyi District Covid-19 Taskforce on Friday, May 8, 2020.
Basajjabalaba, who is also the district NRM chairman, said he mobilised it together with Bushenyi District Woman MP Mary Karooro Okurut, Igara West MP Raphael Magyezi and Igara East MP Micheal Mawanda Maranga.
“I the NRM Chairman, Ms Mary Karoro Bushenyi woman MP, Igara West MP Raphael Magyezi and Igara East MP Michael Mawanda, we decided that we should launch and mobilize support for our people. We first brought 40 tonnes and now we have brought 20.5 tonnes of maize flour,” he said.
This was after he donated UGX100M to the National Taskforce on COVID-19 in response to the presidential call to support Ugandans in these challenging times, a clear indication that he has his country, people and students at heart.