The Forum for South Africa Businesses in Uganda (FOSABU) has handed over a donation of Personal Protective Equipment worth UGX100 million to the office of the Prime Minister in support of the Government’s fight against Covid-19.
The contribution received by the Hon. Prime Minister Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda was handed over by the High Commissioner of South Africa H.E. Professor Lekoa and the Executive Committee of FOSABU; Solly Mollo in Kampala, Uganda.
Rugunda applauded FOSABU for they support to help the Government and for fostering a strong relationship between Uganda and South Africa.
“Since 2015 when this Forum was established, the diplomatic and economic relationship between Uganda and South Africa has become stronger. I want to assure you that this money will be put to its intended purpose and thank you for the support you have rendered to the people of Uganda over the years. We look forward to strengthening the relation between the two countries even further,” Rugunda said.
In his remarks, H.E Professor Mollo said, FOSABU has joined other organizations in demonstrating the importance of human solidarity in a bid to create a strong Ugandan community. Quoting the late President Nelson Mandela he said, “It’s in our Hands.” “We’re convinced that when we come together, we will join hands and defeat the Corona Pandemic,” he said.
He stressed further that the forum will emulate love, connectivity and togetherness through the gesture of reaching out to communities as they fight the pandemic. “We stand together to urge us all to always wear a mask and protect ourselves, loved ones and the human race”.
Anne Juuko the Stanbic Bank CEO, in attendance in her remarks emphasized that the bank is fully committed to the well-being of Ugandans because Uganda is home and they drive her growth.
The Forum has members like Stanbic Bank Uganda, MTN Uganda, ABSA Uganda, Eskom Uganda, and Multichoice Uganda to mention but few. They all have been involved in different charity initiatives to support communities across the country.
Uganda like the rest of the world has been battling the Covid 19 pandemic since March 2020. Currently Uganda has recorded 14,993 confirmed cases, 7939 recoveries and 139 deaths.