Yesterday, the Democratic Party donated 5 tons of maize flour to the COVID-19 National Response Fund. The donation was received by the Prime Minister, Rt. Hon. Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda at the Office of the Prime Minister.
The donation purchased from party funds was delivered by a delegation of party officials led by the party president Norbert Mao accompanied by the Vice President, the National Chairman, the Secretary-General, the Bukomansimbi South MP, Mukono Municipality Mayor, and the former DP candidate for Busiro South Stephen Sekigozi.
In his remarks Mao stated that DP leaders are making contributions of food to District COVID-19 Taskforces and also directly to needy communities through community organizations. He appealed to the government to address hunger in the whole country not just greater KAMPALA and Wakiso. He observed that the COVID-19 pandemic has united the country because it is a common threat which knows no partisan differences, ethnicity or creed.
In his response, the Prime Minister thanked DP and underscored the need for a united front against the pandemic. He said that all parties represented on the COVID-19 National Task Force and all with ideas to help fight the pandemic can channel them through those representatives.