Kampala, Uganda,28 May 2020 – Standard Chartered Uganda has contributed US$300,000 (Ugx 1,110,000,000) to UNICEF programs in Uganda for communities impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Albert Saltson, CEO Standard Chartered Bank, Uganda (R) with Dr. Doreen Mulenga, UNICEF Representative to Uganda.Courtesy Photo via KMA Updates.
The donation is part of Standard Chartered PLC’s US$5 million pledge to support emergency relief activities by UNICEF that provide immediate protection and education of vulnerable children across 12 markets in Africa and South Asia, including Uganda. Funding across these markets will focus on activities such as the provision of remote education via TV, radio, online and mobile platforms and child protection measures, including alternative care arrangements and ...
Following the Covid19 pandemic that has caused fatal setbacks in the implementation of government programs globally and nationally, and in line with the President’s initiative to fight and control the spread of Covid19, the Islamic University in Uganda (IUIU) has donated items worth Uganda Shillings 31,700,000 to the National Response Fund to Covid-19 through the Office of the Prime Minister.
The Political head of the National Response Fund to Covid19 and Minister in charge of General Duties Hon. Mary Karooro Okurut second left) tries out washing her hands with the Hands-Free handwashing Machine without touching it while being helped by a student (R) and the Rector IUIU Dr. Ahmad Kawesa Sengendo. Right is the Kampala Campus Director Musa Mato...
The brand new double cabin pick up that the Madhvani group donated. It was packed with an assortment of essential human items. Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates.
Following the Covid19 pandemic that has caused fatal setbacks in the implementation of government programs globally and nationally, and in line with the President’s initiative to fight and control the enemy, Mary Karooro Okurut, Uganda's Prime Minister Rt Hon,Dr Ruhakana Rugunda,the Political head overseeing the National Response Fund to Covid19 and Minister of General Duties, Hon Karooro Okurut have received a donation of a brand new vehicle with an assortment of goods to the national response fund to Covid19 and the donation was warmly received by the prime minister Dr.Ruhakana Rugunda worth over 250M/=.
Following the Covid19 pandemic that has caused fatal setbacks in the implementation of government programs globally and nationally, and in line with the President’s initiative to fight and control the enemy,
UNFPA Country Representative in Uganda Mr. Alain Sibenaler, the Minister for Presidency Hon Esther Mbayo,, Mary Karooro Okurut, the Political head overseeing the National Response Fund to Covid19 and Minister of General Duties, Hon Karooro Okurut and the Secretary the Fund receiving Dignity Kits.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates.
Mary Karooro Okurut, the Political head overseeing the National Response Fund to Covid19 and Minister of General Duties, Hon Karooro Okurut has, received Dignity kits from UNFPA.
UNFPA Country Representative in Uganda Mr. Alain S...
Kampala, May 22, 2020 – On May 20, Secretary of State Pompeo announced that the American people made a commitment of an additional USD 162 million for the global COVID-19 response, bringing the total to date to more than USD 1 billion since the outbreak began.
The U.S. Mission in Uganda has provided both technical assistance and more than USD 15 million (UGX 56 Billion) in funding to meet the urgent needs of Uganda’s COVID-19 response. This assistance has been spread across many parts of the health sector to directly support the COVID-19 response as well as to assist the broader health sector in continuing its regular service delivery with the goal of enabling Uganda’s overall health system to maintain stability despite the challenges of COVID-19.
For decades, the U.S. Mission has i...
Following the Covid19 pandemic that has caused fatal setbacks in implementation of government programs globally and nationally, and in line with the President’s initiative to fight and control the enemy,
Hon. Mary Karooro-Okurut, Minister of General Duties, OPM, Political oversight of the National Response Fund to Covid19, (L) Frederick Olwit, the Game Stores' Store Manager, (Game) and the Secretary and Treasurer to the Fund Mrs Kisaka Dorothy. .Photo by Ronald Kabuubi KMA Updates.
Mary Karooro Okurut, the Political head overseeing the National Response Fund to Covid19 and Minister of General Duties, Hon Karooro Okurut has received 25 pieces of camping tents (valued at 25Million Ugx) from Frederick Olwit, the Game Stores' Store Manager, which donation goes towards...
WINDHOEK, Namibia, May 21, 2020/ -- The German Embassy supports families in need with food donations in the informal settlements of Windhoek.
A total of approximately 170,000 NAD (8,736.00 EUR) from the micro project fund was made available as an immediate measure. These funds were used to purchase food parcels for 100 single mothers and 100 needy households registered with the Lidar Community Foundation in Katutura.
The distributed items include staple foods such as maize meal, flour, pasta, rice, sugar, cooking oil, but also soap and detergent. In addition the single mothers with babies also received baby food and diapers for their children.
To comply with the applicable national COVID-19 health & hygiene rules, 2 reusable face masks per household, manufactured by "Aphrodit...
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, May 21, 2020/ -- Through the American people’s generosity and the U.S. Government’s action, the United States continues to demonstrate global leadership in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. The American people have given more than $10 billion that will benefit the global COVID-19 response, and we continue to ensure that the substantial U.S. funding and scientific efforts on this front remain a central and coordinated part of the worldwide effort against COVID-19. Months into fighting this pandemic at home and abroad, the United States continues to lead a global response—building on decades of leadership in life-saving health and humanitarian assistance.
Since the outbreak of COVID-19, the U.S. Government has committed more than $900 million in State Depart...
The World Bank Board of Directors on 20th May 2020 approved a $1 billion budget support operation for Kenya, which helps close the fiscal financing gap, while supporting reforms that help advance the government’s inclusive growth agenda, including in affordable housing and support to farmers’ incomes.
The Kenya Inclusive Growth and Fiscal Management Development Policy Financing (DPF), is the second of a two-operation programmatic series aimed at recreating fiscal buffers over the medium term and crowding in private investment. Preparation of this DPF preceded the COVID-19 pandemic, but its approval is timely, since it will help to fill the financing gap generated by the severe, ongoing shock to Kenya’s economy. The DPF thus complements the recently approved Kenya Covid-19 Emergency Res...
EUROPEAN UNION --- On 20th May 2030, the Council adopted a decision to provide up to 3 billion euros of macro-financial assistance to ten enlargement and neighbourhood partners to help them cope with the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Financial assistance will be provided in the form of loans on highly favourable terms and allocated as follows:
Albania: €180 millionBosnia-Herzegovina: €250 millionGeorgia: €150 millionJordan: €200 millionKosovo*: €100 millionMoldova: €100 millionMontenegro: €60 millionRepublic of North Macedonia: €160 millionTunisia: €600 millionUkraine: €1200 million.
EU assistance will help these jurisdictions cover their immediate financing needs which have increased as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. Together with the support from the Intern...
The United States Government, in partnership with the Government of Egypt, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), is providing 51 million Egyptian Pounds (or $3.2 million) to the Egyptian Red Crescent (ERC) to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in Egypt. This funding will support ERC’s network of 30,000 volunteers and health professionals to conduct community outreach and help prevent the spread of COVID-19, as well as build ERC’s capacity to respond to future crises.
U.S. Ambassador Jonathan Cohen stated, “As the entire world battles coronavirus, the United States felt it important to provide special, targeted support to Egypt to fight this pandemic. This support from the American people will assist tens of thousands of Egyptian healthcare professionals ...
Uganda’s Electoral body couldn’t be left behind as individuals and other Companies are donating willingly in the fight against Covid.
Uganda’s First Deputy Prime Minister Rt Hon. Gen (RTD) Moses Ali receiving the UGX 15 Million donation from the Chairman of EC Justice Dr. Simon Byabakama. Left is the Political head of the National Response Fund to Covid19 and the Minister of General Duties in the Office of the Prime Minister Hon. Mary Karooro Okurut.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates.
The 50,000 notes were received Uganda’s First Deputy Prime Minister Rt Hon. Gen (RTD)in the Presence of the Political Overseer of the National Response Fund to Covid 19 Hon. Mary Mary Karooro Okurut ,the Chairperson of the Fund Engineer Emmanuel Katongole ,Mrs. Kisaka Dorothy, the Administra...
COVID-19 Task Force Receives Three Pick-Ups for Ministry of Health Fleet -
May 20, 2020, Kampala - Uganda
Coca-Cola Beverages Africa in Uganda today handed over its contribution of UGX1.3billion (One Billion, Three Hundred Million Shillings) with three brand new pick-up trucks added to the Ministry of Health COVID-19 fleet.
(R-L) Prime Minister and Chair of the National Task Force for COVID-19, Rt. Hon. Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda, Conrad van Niekerk, Coca-Cola Beverages Africa Regional Managing Director in charge of Uganda, Tanzania and Ghana,Melkamu Abebe,General ManagerUganda and Simon Kaheru (Public Affairs & Communications Director).Extreme right is Hon.Mary Karooro Okurut,the over seer of National Response Fund to Covid19 and Minister incharge of General Duties.Photo by Ronald...
The World Bank Group today announced its emergency operations to fight COVID-19 (coronavirus) have reached 100 developing countries – home to 70% of the world’s population. Since March, the Bank Group has rapidly delivered record levels of support in order to help countries protect the poor and vulnerable, reinforce health systems, maintain the private sector, and bolster economic recovery. This assistance, the largest and fastest crisis response in the Bank Group’s history, marks a milestone in implementing the Bank Group’s pledge to make available $160 billion in grants and financial support over a 15-month period to help developing countries respond to the health, social and economic impacts of COVID-19 and the economic shutdown in advanced countries.
“The pandemic and shutdown of a...
In Mali, the first cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) were reported on 25 March 2020 in a context of growing insecurity and when the Government had just declared a food security and nutrition emergency, for which it requested support from its international partners especially in view of last year’s poor crop production results. Extreme weather events during the 2017/18 and 2018/19 campaigns led, among other things, to significant fodder shortages in the Sahelian strip in the Kayes region. These deficits were also recorded in Mauritania and Senegal, which have increased the pressure on fodder resources in western Sahel and specifically in Mali. In addition, increased insecurity and conflict by armed groups in the northern and central regions of the country have severely affected ...
The Government of Denmark has signed a grant worth Two (2) Million Dollars to support the COVID-19 response in Uganda. The grant is to be channelled through the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and will go towards the procurement of lifesaving commodities such as masks and Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) for health workers. The grant will also support the improvement of Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) services in selected districts.
At the signing ceremony, the Danish Ambassador to Uganda, His Excellency Nicolaj Petersen extended his government’s appreciation to the Government of Uganda for implementing strategic and effective measures to curb and manage the COVID-19 pandemic. “Uganda has managed to control the spread of the Coron...
First Deputy Prime Minister Rt Hon. Gen (RTD) Moses Ali receiving the donation from Members of Kyaruhama Memorial Foundation Bank slips after paying in the Bank. Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates.
Uganda’s Kyaruhama Memorial Foundation has donated 2.5 million Uganda Shillings following President yoweri Museveni's appeal to Companies and individuals to donate in the fight against COVID 19 Pandemic.
First Deputy Prime Minister Rt Hon. Gen (RTD) Moses Ali receiving the donation from Members of Kyaruhama Memorial Foundation Bank slips after paying in the Bank.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates.
The Foundation was led by the Chairperson Ms.Victoria AbigailA, Ms. Elizabeth Kebirungi, their Mobiliser, and Engineer Austin Tushabe. “Please receive our humble contribution. We are g...
Uganda’s wealthy Business group under their Umbrella body Kwagalana
on Tuesday donated a TATA Double Cabin.
The Pick-Up white in color was received by Uganda's First Deputy Prime Minister Rt Hon. Gen (RTD) in the Presence of the Political Overseer of the National Response Fund to COVID 19 Hon. Mary Mary Karooro Okurut, the Chairperson of the Fund
Engineer Emmanuel Katongole, Mrs. Kisaka Dorothy, the Administrator and
Secretary of the Fund.
“Please receive our humble contribution. Our group does not help only
during a Crisis. We are always supporting those in need. We stand with our Country
as we fight this Pandemic.
KWAGALANA GROUP MOTOR VEHICLE HANDOVER TO NATIONAL COVID 19 TASK FORCE CHAIRMAN GK SPEECH
Right Honourable Prime Minister, Honourable Ministers, The Chairperson Nati...
NAIROBI, Kenya, May 18, 2020/ -- Ministry of Health, Kenya CS Sen. Mutahi Kagwe today attended the historic virtual 73rd World Health Assembly, the 1st of its kind since the establishment of World Health Organization (WHO) & reaffirmed the country’s support for WHO & it’s leadership Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, as it spearheads efforts to combat COVID
Coronavirus - Egypt: UK company delivers over 40,000 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test kits to EgyptLeading UK company, Primer Design Ltd, a subsidiary of Novacyt SA has exported over 40,000 PCR test kits to Egypt to support its response to COVID-19CAIRO, Egypt, May 18, 2020/ -- The UK and Egyptian government have been working hard to address the immediate medical needs of both countries by keeping essential trade flowing. In Ap...
COVID FUND APPEAL IS VOLUNTARY
Mr Katongole Emmanuel,The chairman of the National Response Fund to Covid19.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates.
The COVID-19 Fund appeal made to selected Chief Executives for a contribution of UGX. 10,000/= by their employees, has raised concern. The COVID-19 Fund clarifies that this contribution is entirely voluntary.
On 21st April 2020, the COVID-19 Fund engaged selected business leaders in a webinar at the Ministry of Health. The Fund presented the fundraising strategy and proposed to them that they could help mobilise their employees to contribute UGX: 10,000/= each and that the businesses could consider a top up. The COVID-19 Fund stressed that this contribution was entirely voluntary and no single employee would be forc...