KYOTERA — Letshego Holdings Ltd, under its subsidiary Letshego Uganda has donated a consignment worth UGX4m to Kyotera town as added effort towards the district’s efforts in managing the impact of the pandemic in one of Uganda’s Coronavirus hotspots.
“During times of uncertainty and crisis, one cannot reiterate enough the need to support one another. COVID-19 has really tested our collective strength. With many businesses closing, unemployment spiking, inability to pay rent and keeping the lights on- getting tougher than ever before. That’s why partnering with an initiative that is already taking strides in bettering their community is an opportunity we couldn’t pass on,” remarked Aijukwe Giles, CEO Letshego.
In line with their tagline, which is Improving Lives, Letshego is focused on environmental and community stewardship. “We profoundly believe in development which meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of the future generations. So we help where we can because we are firmly committed to building a better world together. An initiative like supporting the Kasolo Foundation is a formidable and worthwhile partnership,” Aijukwe noted adding that “All of our operations are engaging in prevention and awareness campaigns to sensitize the local communities regarding Covid-19”.
The Kasolo Foundation caters to over 100 youth (male/female) in the Kyotera area by arming them with skills in hair dressing, sewing, motorcycle repair and maintenance, metal work and fabrication and carpentry. MP Kasolo’s foresight to opening of the Foundation was premised on the public outcry for increasing levels of youth employment in Kyotera.
The foundation also ensures discipline through counselling and guidance classes, book keeping, customer care and marketing skills.
“I would also like to take this opportunity to thank the management and staff of Letshego Uganda for heeding the calls of the people of Kyotera and for their continued support to the youth. Their donation will go a long way in providing much needed assistance to the staff and beneficiaries of the foundation. We are eternally grateful,” remarked Hon Haruna Kyeyune Kasolo, MP of Kyotera.
Government is doing whatever is possible to protect us from Covid-19. It is important that we too do our part. Lets’ continue washing hands with soap or sanitizers, try and maintain social distancing and wear our masks appropriately.”