KAMPALA – Fountain Publishers Ltd, Toyota Uganda and other companies on Tuesday donated an assortment of relief items to the National Covid 19 Taskforce.
Fountain Publishers donated to the national taskforce text books worth Shs 354million to be distributed to schools across the Country. According to James Tumusiime, the managing director, these are books they expected to sell during the first term.
Toyota Uganda donated a brand new Hino Truck valued at Shs 225million to the national task force. They also donated 6.5 tons of Posho for health workers and a cash donation of Shs 20million.
According to Mahmoud Omar, the managing director, this is additional support to the initial transportation services they offered to health workers in Mukono district when the Covid 19 pandemic broke out in the country.
The Rotary Club of Kampala North donated personal protective equipment for health workers valued at Shs 178 million.
Simplifi networks, an IT company based in Bolugolobi donated to the Ministry of Health 4,000 face shields for health workers treating the Covid 19 positive patients to protect them from getting fluids from patients. According to Kenneth Stobber the group managing director who handed over the donation, the face shields worth Shs.20 million were manufactured by Crestfoam and Nice house of plastics.
LV Global Korea and the Center for Private Health and Social adjustment, donated ten Point of Care machines to be distributed in ten border districts for testing truck drivers.
According to Eunice Ainomugisha, the quality assurance manager, the machines manufactured from South Korea costs $80million each and the consignment of ten machines cost them $800m.