KAMPALA – City businessman Hamis Kiggundu alias Ham has contributed a sum of Shs530 million in the fight against coronavirus second wave that has put the nation on tension.
Last month, Ham pledged a donation of Shs530 million to purchase of 15000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines.
In fulfillment of this, he, on Friday handed over the cash to the newly appointed Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja.
According to him, 5000 doses will be utilised by his employees and tenants and the rest will be used other Ugandans.
“It is time to give back to Ugandans. Let us save lives. For God and my country,” said Ham earlier at the Uganda Media Center.
Nabbanja lauded the youthful businessman for such a good giving heart, calling other business people to emulate him.
“I want to take this opportunity to thank a city young man, Hamis Kiggundu. He has made a big contribution, he wants to vaccinate all his staff in his companies. He has also made a contribution of ten thousand (10,000) vaccines so that we vaccinate Ugandans, he is fighting Covid,” she said.
“I want to call upon all those Ugandans and non-Ugandans to take example of Kiggundu,” she said adding that the government cannot fight this alone.
This is not the first time Ham standing with Ugandans. In 2020, through his Ham Foundation, he donated Shs100 million in cash towards the food relief distribution program that was targeting vulnerable people affected by the Covid-19 lockdown.
The young tycoon handed over the cash to then Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda who flagged off distribution of food relief in Kampala.