Betting giants Betway has joined the ever growing list of companies donating to the COVID-19 task force in order to ensure that Ugandans are able to get through the trying period.
On Tuesday, April 21, Betway donated a total of 3,300 kilograms of rice to assist those hit hardest by the pandemic.
This was confirmed through a press statement released.
“Leading sports betting provider Betway has contributed 3,300 Kilograms of rice to help those hit hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic. The donations is part of betway’s commitment to give back to the country it calls home.” Read part of the statement.
It is understood that 300 kilograms will go to the Uganda Sports Press Association (USPA), to help facilitate some of the sports journalists as they continue to do their work from home.
Speaking at the hand over ceremony, Betway Country Manager Adellah Agaba Nyaruhama stressed that they are committed to ensuring the communities they work with go through the COVID-19 period.
“Betway is committed to ensuring that the communities we work with are safe, have food and basic necessities to last them through the lock down, noted Adellah.
“We care about sports development and the communities that support local teams especially those that we sposnor.
“We urge everyone to stay safe and observe MOH (Ministry of Health) guidelines as we fight this pandemic.”
Betway is a big player in the Uganda sports industry.
They are the sponsors of Express FC (football), Betway Power (Basketball) and Betway Kobs (Rugby).
Betway’s donation comes barely a week after the Federation of Uganda Football Association (FUFA) also donated rice to both the Covid-19 task force and clubs