KAMPALA – Two days into the 21-day lock down, the Federation of Uganda Football Association (FUFA) has the cause to provide help as people stay home.
On Tuesday, the President of Uganda, HE Yoweri Museveni announced that the country will continue in partial lock down for three more week.
Barely 48 hours after the announcement, the top football body in the country has handed over 12.5 tones of rice to the National Covid-19 Task Force.
The rice will be distributed to the communities during the lock down that has been enforced due to the Pandemic.
Speaking at the hand over on Thursday, FUFA President Moses Magogo said that they are responding to the President’s call.
“FUFA has responded to the call by H.E. the President of the Republic of Uganda Yoweri Kaguta Museveni who is a great supporter of football at all levels by donating 12.5tones of rice to the National Task force through the Office of the Prime Minister for onward distribution’ said FUFA President Eng. Moses Magogo as quoted by FUFA.com
“The donation will also cater for over 2000 football players and officials in the Uganda Premier League, FUFA Big League, FUFA Women Super League and FUFA Women Elite League country wide who are no longer earning without football being played due to the current lock down.”
The National Task force Covid-19 was represented by Minister of General Duties in the Office of the Prime Minister Hon. Mary Karooro Okurut who welcomed the initiative.
“We welcome the donation and this will help us add to what we have already received, noted Okurut.
“We encourage everyone to remain fit during this period.”
The Minister of State for Sports Hon. Hamson Denis Obua attended the brief function held at Prime Minister’s office in Kampala.
The Minister saluted FUFA and also called upon other capable sports loving member to follow suit.
“On behalf of the sports sub sector of Uganda, i would like to salute FUFA through this humble donation of rice to the National task force of Covid-19, said Obua.
“We are optimistic as a country in response to the call by H.E. the President of Uganda, the sports subsector although has been greatly affected together with tourism through FUFA we are able to make this humble contribution.
“I call upon all the sports loving members of the society who can make a contribution just like FUFA has done to follow suit but there is also a provision in the Bible in the Acts of Apostles Chapter 20 verse 35 that says; there is more blessing in giving than receiving. So i call upon you, all the sports fans of Uganda if you have the ability to provide, the time is now.”
FUFA President was accompanied to event by 1st Vice President Justus Mugisha and 3rd Vice President Hon. Florence Nakiwala Kiyingi together with the CEO Edgar Watson.
The donation comes just a day after Central Motor Club (CMC) also laid out a similar helping hand to the cause.