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Kyaruhama Memorial Foundation donates  2.5 million Uganda Shillings to fight Covid19 in Uganda.

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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 glad to be associated with this cause.

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

 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.

 President Museveni, announced the establishment of the NATIONAL RESPONSE FUND TO COVID-19 that 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.

The Chairman of the Fund appealed for voluntary donation especially :

  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 payslips 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
Chairperson Victoria Abigail, handing over the Bank Slips to the First Deputy  Prime Minister Rt Hon. Gen (RTD) Moses Ali. Left is Hon Mary Karooro Okurut , the Political Overseer of National Response Fund to Covid19.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates.
Eng. Austin, Chairperson Victoria Abigail, and Hon Mary Karooro Okurut. .Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates.
(R-L)) Chairperson Victoria Abigail,Eng. Austin and Kebirungi Elizabeth .Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates.

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