Businessman Ham Kiggundu donates UGX 530 Million to boost Uganda’s corona virus response
City Businessman Ham Kiggundu announced aUGX530 Million donation on Thursday 10th June 2021 towards procurements of COVID-19 vaccine a move he said will boost Uganda’s response to the corona virus response. He called upon other willing private sector and corporate companies to follow suit through their Corporate Social Responsibilities to the cause.
“As Ham Enterprises, I am willing to buy Vaccine worth 530M shillings, and the doctors said the dose of two jabs can cost at around 10 dollars, so I can get 15000 doses for Ugandans. I wish to challenge my fellow business men and the corporate entities to allocate money in their Corporate Social Responsibility drives to contribute towards COVID-19 Vaccines purchase so that the country controls the spread of COVID-19 in the country.” he said during a press conference at The Uganda media centre.
In order to further strengthen fighting Covid-19 spread in the City, Ham donated reflector jackets, and loudspeakers to KCCA, and these Speakers will be used by KACITA in reminding city dwellers about the COVID-19.
While handling over assortment for COVID-19 mass mobilization drives, Ham is optimistic that if there is a collaboration between the private sector, government and individuals, the COVID-19 pandemic can be controlled through observing presidential directives including washing of hands, wearing masks, avoiding crowds, among other measures.
“Let me take this opportunity to address Ugandans that from realistic and reason point of view, I think we can defeat Corona, because the scientists have showed us that we can Vaccinated Ugandans and this can become history.
I am of humble request to the private sector especially the investors, Let us join the government and see that we secure the vaccine.
President Yoweri Museveni on Sunday re-imposed a strict lockdown that included the closure of schools and the suspension of inter-district travel to help beat back a surge in COVID-19 cases.
The new measures, became effective from Monday morning, included the closure of all educational institutions, some bans on travel, the shutdown of weekly open markets, and the suspension of church services.
resident Museveni said, the new measures would be implemented for 42 days. An assessment of their impact will then help the government decide whether to ease or prolong them.
Last month however infections started to spike and new cases, particularly among younger people, have surged, fueling fears that the country could slip into an out-of-control second wave.
n Uganda 3% but the rate started climbing sharply last month, hitting 18% on June 2, according to Ministry of Health data reporting nearly 53,000 positive cases and 383 deaths.
Those restrictions contributed to a 1.1% economic contraction in 2020, but the finance ministry had projected that growth would climb to between 4-5% in the next fiscal year starting July 2020.
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