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The United Community of Somalia boosts the Uganda Government with 14.5Million to fight Covid19

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Kampala, Uganda

Hon. Mary Karooro Okurut, the Minister of General duties in the Prime Minister’s office also the Political overseer of the Fund to Covid19 (R) with the Somali Community team led by their Chairman Siid Ahmed Sheikh Muse.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates.

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 spread of the disease, while reducing its effects on vulnerable communities,

The Chairman of the Somali Community in Uganda team Siid Ahmed Sheikh Muse is seen with her team. Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates.

 The Somali community in Uganda has donated 14.5 Million shillings to the National Response Fund to Covid19 through the Office of the Prime Minister and it was received by Hon, Mary Karooro Okurut, the Minister of General duties in the Prime Minister’s office also the Political overseer of the  Fund to Covid19.

The Chairman of the Somali Community in Uganda team Siid Ahmed Sheikh Muse is seen with her team.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates.

  “Please receive our humble contribution of 14.5 3million Uganda Shillings from the Somalis living in Uganda. We stand with our brothers and sisters in Uganda and especially those in cities whose food supplies have been adversely disrupted by the lockdown, the Chairman of the team Siid Ahmed Sheikh Muse said.

Hon. Mary Karooro Okurut, the Minister of General duties in the Prime Minister’s office also the Political overseer of the Fund to Covid19 (Middle) talks to the Somali Community team led by their Chairman Siid Ahmed Sheikh Muse.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates.

These funds will be utilized by the Ministry of Health targets or Test kits, Personal Protection Equipment (PPEs) and other needs of the Ministry of Health and the Government of Uganda according to the National Response Fund to Covid 19  Chairman Engineer Emmanuel Katongole.

Hon. Mary Karooro Okurut, the Minister of General duties in the Prime Minister’s office also the Political overseer of the Fund to Covid19 (Middle) talks to the Somali Community team led by their Chairman Siid Ahmed Sheikh Muse.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.

 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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