Equity Bank Uganda Limited family contributes 2 Brand New Double Cabin Pickups and PPE totaling UGX 0.5 Billion towards COVID-19 relief efforts.

Equity Bank Uganda Limited family contributes 2 Brand New Double Cabin Pickups and PPE totaling UGX 0.5 Billion towards COVID-19 relief efforts.

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Contribution includes two vehicles from Equity Bank Uganda Ltd and 100M worth of PPE from Equity Bank Uganda staff

Equity Bank Uganda’s Board Chairman Mr. APollo Makubuya and his team handover a dummy Cheque to Uganda’s Prime Minister Tr.Hon. Dr Ruhakana Rugunda .Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates.

Kampala, May 12, 2020: Equity Bank Uganda Limited has contributed 2 brand new Toyota double cabin pickups valued at UGX 400 Million and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) worth UGX 100 Million to the COVID -19 National Response Task Force. “This contribution comprises 1 brand new Toyota double cabin pickup from the Bank, a similar one from the family of Dr. James Mwangi, the Group Managing Director and CEO of Equity Group Holdings and PPE worth UGX 100 Million donated by the staff of Equity Bank Uganda from their salaries in response to the President’s appeal for support from salaried Ugandans,”  said Equity Bank Uganda Board Chairman Mr. Apollo Makubuya. This contribution is in addition to UGX 25 Million that the Bank has already made under the Uganda Bankers Association umbrella and is aimed at further supporting the Government’s efforts to combat the Coronavirus pandemic.

Uganda’s Prime Minister Rt Hon.Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda delivering his remarks at the office of the Prime Minister 12th May 2020. Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates.

Speaking at the handover to the Rt. Honorable Prime Minister, Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda Equity Bank Uganda’s Managing Director, Mr. Samuel Kirubi said, “As enshrined in our organizational purpose and core values, Equity Bank strives to champion the socio-economic prosperity of the people of Africa, and as such, joins the rest of the country in the fight to restore normalcy of lives and livelihoods. We appreciate in a special way the Government led strategy to keep all of us safe.”

Equity Bank Uganda’s Board Chairman Mr. Apollo Makubuya and his team display a dummy Cheque to Uganda’s Prime Minister. Hon. Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates.

When sending his family’s contribution, Dr. Mwangi said “Accept the gratitude of my family for allowing us to boost Equity Bank Uganda’s donation in-kind with an additional brand new Toyota double cabin pickup towards the national initiatives that the Government of Uganda has put in place to prevent the spread of COVID -19 in the country.

Equity Bank Uganda’s Board Chairman Mr. Apollo Makubuya delivers his remarks as the Managing Director, Mr. Samuel Kirubi (middle) and the Executive Director Mr Kituuka Anthony listen. Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates.

We believe that with unity of purpose and in partnership with our respective governments, we will overcome this pandemic. As corporate citizens of Eastern Africa, Equity Bank Group is committed to do our part to adhere to the governments’ stipulated guidelines and protocols to curb the spread of Covid-19.”

Equity Bank Uganda continues to comply with all the government advisory and protocols in the fight against the spread of Covid-19. During these challenging times, the Bank has facilitated customer access to banking services in a safe and secure manner 24/7 through its digital channels and its over 4,000 Equiduuka agency banking network  We are also working with  various donor agencies to ensure that close to 28,000 households in the refugee settlements of Nakivale, Kyaka II and Orucinga receive their monthly cash based transfers for food assistance using digital and agency banking channels.

The Political overseer of the National Response Fund to Covid19 Hon. Mary Karooro Okurut (middle) chats with the Equity Bank Uganda’s Board Chairman Mr. Apollo Makubuya (2nd Right) and the Managing Director, Mr. Samuel Kirubi (R) Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates.

The Prime Minister thanked Equity Bank and the family of Dr. James Mwangi for their contribution and assured the public that this and all the other donations will be used in a transparent and accountable manner to improve service delivery in the health sector and in the fight against COVID-19.

The Political overseer of the National Response Fund to Covid19 Hon. Mary Karooro Okurut (left) chats with the Equity Bank Uganda’s Board Chairman Mr. Apollo Makubuya (2nd Right) and the Managing Director, Mr. Samuel Kirubi (R) Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates.

  “Please receive our humble contribution  .We stand with our brothers and sisters in Uganda and especially those in cities whose food supplies have been adversely disrupted by the lockdown.

Equity Bank Uganda’s Board Chairman Mr. Apollo Makubuya answering questions from Journalists.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates.

These donations  will be utilized by the Ministry of Health according to the National Response Fund to Covid 19  Chairman Engineer Emmanuel Katongole.

Equity Bank Uganda’s Managing Director, Mr. Samuel Kirubi (L) answering questions from Journalists as the Board Chairman Mr. Apollo Makubuya looks on. Extreme left the Managing Director of the Bank Mr. Kituuka Anthony. Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates.

 On Friday 24th April, Uganda’s  President  Museveni  flagged off the first batch of 45 Motor Vehicles that had  been donated to the Ministry of Health.

The donations in kind including foodstuffs and other medical equipment are  always handed over to the National Taskforce for COVID-19.

One of the two donated brand new Toyota double cabin pickups.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates.

 President Museveni, announced the establishment of the NATIONAL RESPONSE FUND TO COVID-19 that was   was formed on the 8th April,2020.

He also appointed a Committee to provide leadership to the COVID-19 Fund. The members of the Committee are: –

  1. Hon. Mary Karooro-Okurut, Minister of General Duties, OPM, Political oversight
  2. Mr. Emmanuel Katongole, CEO, Cipla Chemicals – Chairperson
  3. Mr. Robert Kabushenga, CEO, New Vision Group, Member
  4. Mr. Apollo Makubuya, Distinguished Lawyer, MMAKs Advocates, Member
  5. Mr. Francis Kamulegeya, CEO, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Member
  6. Mr. Kishor Jobanputra, CEO, Picfare Industries, Member
  7. Mr. Patrick Mweheire, Regional CEO, Standard Bank Group, Member
  8. Mr. Bwoch Gustavas, Chairman Centenary Bank, Member
  9. Bishop Joshua Lwere, Member Council of Presidents, IRCU, Member
  10. Mr. Aga Sekalala (Jr), CEO, Ugachick, Member
  11. Dr. Ian Clarke, CEO, International Hospital Kampala, Member
  12. Dr. Francis Omaswa, Former Director General of Health Services, Member
  13. Mr. Keith Muhakanizi, Permanent Secretary, Secretary to the Treasury, Member
  14. Dr. Diana Atwine, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, Member
  15. Mrs. Dorothy Kisaka – Secretary/Covid-19 Fund Administrator
  16. The mandate of the Committee is to take responsibility for mobilizing resources for the fight against the pandemic, COVID -19 and enable provision of relief to vulnerable persons

The President  recently  donated 1.4M, as part of his monthly salary to the Covid-19 Fund. He pledged that this deduction will be donated every month till the pandemic of Covid-19 is eliminated. This took place on 30th April and the cash donation was brought in person by the First lady and Minister of Education, Janet Kataaha Museveni to the Covid-19 Fund Committee at the Office of the Prime Minister.

  1. Cabinet Ministers of the Government of Uganda
  2. Members of Parliament
  3. Members of the Judiciary
  4. Permanent Secretaries
  5. Undersecretaries
  6. Directors, Commissioners and all Senior Civil servants
  7. All leaders in the local Government structures
  8. Mrs Dorothy Kisaka: She appealed to the wellwishers to pay their money to the banks and bring pay slips to the Fund.
  9. Bank Name:Stanbic Bank,Garden City
  10. Account Name:National Response Fund to Covid19
  11. Account Number:Shillings:9030017338551
  12. USD:9030017342974
  13. Info@Tel +256-776-000-108,+256793942474

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