KAMPALA – The East African Partners (EAP), a company that markets East Africa as an investment destination has in the latest development offered food relief to the single mothers and widows living in the city slams of Kagugube in Makerere.
Senior Presidential Advisor on Diaspora Affairs, Hajji Abbey Walusimbi and Risen Hands Foundation an organization that advocates for the wellbeing of single mothers and vulnerable widows in the country say the relief items which are being distributed slam is a response to President Museveni’s call to aid the vulnerable Ugandans who have been hit by the lockdown measures.
EAP Managing Director Isaac Kigozi noted that widows and single mothers have been hard-pressed by the lockdown measures that were announced in the fight against the COVID-19 Pandemic in the country.
“Our hearts have been drawn to the Single mothers and Widows living in the slam areas of Kagugube in Makerere; these are among the vulnerable poor who are now finding it hard to take care of their family members because of the partial lockdown,” Kigozi said.
President Yoweri Museveni ordered a restriction on unnecessary movements to help curb or stop the spread of the deadly novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) in Uganda.
The world has been battling Covid-19 since December 2019 and it has claimed almost hundreds of thousands of lives worldwide.
The Senior Presidential Advisor on Diaspora Affairs, Hajji Walusimbi appealed to the population especially those living in the slams not to lose hope but to continue implementing the government measures that were put in place in the fight against COVID-19.
“We shall overcome the prevailing enemy who is keeping us homebound, let’s keep trusting the able leadership of President Museveni to see us through these hard moments of Coronavirus that has affected many nations of the world,” Walusimbi said.
The Executive Director, Risen hands Foundation, Gemin Dushime shared messages of life and hope with the different women categories of the Community. From young mothers, Married Women, single mothers, the teens, and the elders, and a lot more.
“We promised to always be in support at any possible time. And we are looking forward to seeing them transform to strong women of substance, to women that are more responsible and to women that add value to their communities and their lives,” Ms. Dushime said adding that: “Whoever is generous to those in need, lends to the Lord, and he will repay him for his/her deed. Yesterday, we were blessed to share something with the Women of Makerere -Kagugube and the nearby places.”
The group donated 5kgs per person for these 200 single mothers and widows
On why she chose Kagugube, Ms. Dushime said she grew up from such slams, of Makerere- Kivulu, Kakajo which are all Kampala slams.
“I came to them because I know how it feels because I have ever passed through this, there is a night when you sleep but there is no food.”
She encouraged the single mothers to keep pushing because, “every mistake in life doesn’t mean it’s your downfall but rather a wakeup call for you to set the bar so high because that will be gravity to propel you achieve greater heights whenever you set your bar too low, you will never achieve anything in life”.