Kampala,Uganda:Hon.John Baptiste Nambeshe hails the Indian Women Association for donating relief items to Bududa landslides Victims

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Bugisu Caucus Chairperson Hon. Richard Wanda  (4th left)  Hon.John Baptiste Nambeshe (Second R) receive the items from the Indian Women Association led by their Chairperson Mrs Falguni Patel at Parliament 25th August,2022.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates.

Mr.Nambeshe, the Chairperson Bugisu Caucus together with  a number of Members of Parliament from this region recieved the relief  items from the Idian Women Association led by their Chairperson  Mrs. Falguni Patel. They promised to lobby for more.

“Yes we appreciate these items but we need more and more.Government is taking longer to act” Nambeshe observed.

These women will on Saturday 27th August,2022 to  Bududa to handover these items  and also to assess the Situation there.

The Prime Minister will also go there on the same day to see whaty Government can do for the  the Victims.Yes we want to thank this Asociation for the good Spirit but we want to say Government needs to move faster to help our people.

The Chairperson of of the Indian Women Association Mrs. Falguni Patel said, this is just the beginning.We have done more before and we shall continue  with helping the needy.

 

Bugisu Caucus Chairperson Hon. Richard Wanda  (4th left) with Hon.John Baptiste Nambeshe (Second R) receive the items from the Indian Women Association led by their Chairperson Mrs Falguni Patel at Parliament 25th August,2022.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates.

Bugisu Caucus Chairperson Hon. Richard Wanda  (4th left) and John Nambeshe Baptiste (Second R) receive the items from the Indian Women Association led by their Chairperson Mrs Falguni Patel at Parliament 25th August,2022.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates.

Bugisu Caucus Chairperson Hon. Richard Wanda  (4th left) and Hon.John Baptiste Nambeshe (Second R) receive the items from the Indian Women Association led by their Chairperson Mrs Falguni Patel at Parliament 25th August,2022.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates.

Bugisu Caucus Chairperson Hon. Richard Wanda  (4th left) and Hon.John Baptiste Nambeshe (Second R) receive the items from the Indian Women Association led by their Chairperson Mrs Falguni Patel at Parliament 25th August,2022.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates.

Bugisu Caucus Chairperson Hon. Richard Wanda  (4th left) and Hon.John Baptiste Nambeshe (Second R) receive the items from the Indian Women Association led by their Chairperson Mrs Falguni Patel at Parliament 25th August,2022.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates.

 

Bugisu Caucus Chairperson Hon. Richard Wanda  (4th R) and Hon.John Baptiste Nambeshe (4th L) receive the items from the Indian Women Association led by their Chairperson Mrs Falguni Patel at Parliament 25th August,2022.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates.

Bugisu Caucus Chairperson Hon. Richard Wanda  (Middle) and Hon.John Baptiste Nambeshe (4th R) receive the items from the Indian Women Association led by their Chairperson Mrs Falguni Patel at Parliament 25th August,2022.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates.

Bugisu Caucus Chairperson Hon. Richard Wanda  (6th R) and Hon.John  Baptiste Nambeshe (5th L) receive the items from the Indian Women Association led by their Chairperson Mrs Falguni Patel at Parliament 25th August,2022.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates.

Bugisu Caucus Chairperson Hon. Richard Wanda  (left) and Hon.John  Baptiste Nambeshe (Second L) receive the items from the Indian Women Association led by their Chairperson Mrs Falguni Patel at Parliament 25th August,2022.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates.

 

 Indian Women Association led by their Chairperson Mrs Falguni Patel (left with  Members of Parliament)Hon. Nakimwero and Damali Mukhaye at Parliament 25th August,2022.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates.

Bugisu Caucus Chairperson Hon. Richard Wanda  (L) with the Indian Women Association Chairperson Mrs. Falguni Patel at Parliament 25th August,2022.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates.

Bugisu Caucus Chairperson Hon. Richard Wanda  (L) with the Indian Women Association Chairperson Mrs. Falguni Patel at Parliament 25th August,2022.Right is Ms. Mwesigye Patience Naamara who lobbied for these items.She is standing on the independent ticket for  EALA slot from Uganda.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates.

Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates.

The Indian Women Association in Uganda was started in 1940 with the aim to promote charitable causes particularly in the fields of health and Education among the Indian and Local community in Uganda.

The composition of the Association

To-date, the association has achieved among others, the following programs/projects…

  1. Education scheme– We have taken up to pay School Fees to a Tune of 90Million Uganda shillings annually for over 60 Ugandan students from Primary to Institutional levels as long as they perform well.
  2. Infrastructure Development

We found Health Centres are overwhelmed with new born Babies with their Mothers sleeping in Corridors some inside and some outside the Building it was indeed a Pathetic Sight  being a Women its was Unacceptable. We started to raise Funds to support build Infrastructure. In 2018  ,A new Maternity ward with Operation Theater and Labour ward to facilitate about 8,000 to 9,000 deliveries annually with 35-40 beds to accommodate newly born babies and their mothers was Planned and constructed  at Kitebi Grade 11 health centre.

IWA has refurbished Kampala City Council Authority managed Kasubi Primary school. This is a 80 years old school located next to the Kasubi tombs in Kampala, it was in a very Bad state, was not even Painted for Decades, Currently has about 1500 children studying from previous 900. The project Costs about 250 million Uganda shillings.

  1. c) Emergency Medical assistance
    1. IWA has been contributing towards Medical treatment of hydrocephalus infected children in Mbale Children Cure Hospital where we annually contribute to the surgery and treatment of children with neurological conditions
    2. IWA also realized that Cancer is an instant killer especially when diagnosed at a later stage so with a Moto “Screen and Cure” Indian women association conducts a 4 quarterly Medical Camps to screen women against CERVICAL CANER. IWA under takes to Treat Patients found positive. We started in 2018 -till date. We have held free medical camps at Owino Market, Nakasero Market, Nakawa Market, in Mehta Stadium Lugazi, Kaliro, Bugiri and Buyende districts respectively.
  • In 2020 The Indian High Commission in Conjunction with Indian Women Association and Bhagvan Mahaveen Viklag Sahayata organised  a 40 days’ Camp for Artificial Limb Fitment at Mulago Hospital Orthopaedic Department, Mid of November 2020 –December 2020.In this over 500 people were able to benefit through this project and got Artificial Limbs.
  1. During the Covid pandemic IWA contributed funds and food stuffs to the covid relief fund.

To mention but a few IWA continues to carry out various charities as need arises.

On 30 July 2022 the country woke up to the shocking news of flash floods that had devasted areas of the Elgon Region leaving many dead, injured and thousands displaced.

With such devastation, comes different challenges for the survivors and the urgent need for the country to come together to mobilise Harambe (help) that can ease their suffering and make life a little bit easier as the government makes long term plans for them.

To this end, the Association heed to the call to support fellow countrymen and women even when we know that on our own we can n do so little, but with support from other well wishes, the combined effort will be more impactful and effective.

It is upon this background that the association has mobilised relief items from member in form of blankets, food (the survivors lost their homes and farms to the floods), clothing and medical supplies which we considered as immediate urgent needs to supplement ongoing efforts.

Mwesigye Patience Naamara , one of those standing on the  Independent  ticket of the East African Parliament slot from Uganda who lobbied for these items  said:

Iam a Natural Resource expert.I have been going to Mbale or Bududa a number of times. Iam, running some projects  that side.So, i know alot abit and i had to taken on this challenge.

These women are doing a great job.They have  helped  many needy people.

That is why i approached them  to come to this cause.

 

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