Uganda: City tycoon Sudhir and others donate to help in the fight against coronavirus

Uganda: City tycoon Sudhir and others donate to help in the fight against coronavirus

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KAMPALA,Uganda:

The Ugandan rich are continuing with donations for support in the fight against coronavirus in the country. 

The Ruparelia Foundation of tycoon Sudhir Ruparelia has on Thursday April 08 delivered a donation of two brand new pickup trucks towards the current government efforts to fight the spread of the novel Coronavirus in the country.

The two brand new Pick Ups from the Ruparelia Foundation. Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates.

The trucks were delivered by Mr. Amit Sachdeva, head Speke Group of Hotels.
“This donation is in line with the presidential call and those in position to help the taskforce,” Mr. Amit said as he handed over the vehicles to Prime Minister Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda and the Minister for General duties Ms Mary Karooro Okurut.

Uganda’s Prime Minister Rt Hon. Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda (R)receives the donations from the two brand new Pick Ups from Ruparelia Foundation. Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates.
Uganda’s Prime Minister Rt Hon. Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda (R)receives the donations from the two brand new Pick Ups from Ruparelia Foundation. Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates.

Mr. Sudhir Sudhir earlier said the donation of the two new Tata Xenon XLT S.Cab 4×2 with 3100mm Wheel Base, through the Ruparelia Foundation is in response to President Museveni’s call to especially the country’s business community to help with the mobility of the health teams in the districts to timely and effectively respond to any cases of Coronavirus in the countryside.

Representatives of Ruperelia Foundation who delivered the Pick Ups.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates.
Uganda’s Prime Minister Rt Hon. Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda (R) receives the donations from the two brand new Pick Ups from Ruparelia Foundation. Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates

While addressing the nation on Wednesday, Museveni called upon able Ugandans to provide support as the country grapples with COVID-19.

The President made his preferences known. He requested donors who are willing to help in the fight to prioritize donating brand new double-cabin pick-up trucks, with four-wheel drive. 

As, promised, City Tycoon Dr. Sudhir Ruparelia through the Ruparelia Foundation has delivered two brand new Tata Xenon Pickups to the National Taskforce as they execute their duties in the fight against Coronavirus.

Mr. Sudhir said the donation of the two new Tata Xenon XLT S.Cab 4×2 with 3100mm Wheel Base, through the Ruparelia Foundation is in response to President Museveni’s call to especially the country’s business community to help with the mobility of the health teams in the districts to timely and effectively respond to any cases of Coronavirus in the countryside.

Others are,Goodman International,Bank of Baroda,Diamond Trust Bank,Mandela Group,Lebanese Community in Uganda,Riham International,

President Museveni while addressing the nation on Friday April 04 night said:
“I call upon our rich people to contribute new vehicles so long as they are 4-wheel drive. I won’t accept the second hand. Even after this problem is over, this can be the fleet of the Ministry of Health”.

He added that since there are about 5000 factories and companies in Uganda, if each of them donated only one vehicle, he would deploy at least 10 vehicles per district to help the Ministry of Health in its response to COVID-19 across the country.







THE LIST OF CONTRIBUTIONS
COVID -19 FIGHT


●  UBA Bank – USD 150,000 (UGX570M
● Igad staff – USD 100,000 (UGX 380M
● Diamond Trust Bank (DTB)- UGX250 
● Darling Company – UGX 200M
● Coffee – USD 40,000 (UGX 152M)
● Sunbelt Industries – USD 30,000 (UGX114M
● House of Prayer Ministries International – UGX100M 
● Stanbic – UGX 100M, gloves 5000, UGX 55M for fuel
● Buganda Kingdom  – UGX 100M
● Standard Chartered Bank – UGX 100M
● Ham Foundation – UGX 100M
● Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom -UGX 60M
● Seya & brothers – UGX 50M
● Kireka LC 1 – UGX 1M
● Japan Auto Motors – 8 Vehicles & 100 Cartons of bottled water
● Government of India – 2 ambulances
● People of Republic of China – 2 ambulances
● Mulwana group – 2 ambulances
● Dott services – 1 pick up vehicle
● Tembo Steel – 1 pick up Vehicle
● Sudhir group of companies – 2
● Huawei – Video confrence equipments for ministry of Health
● Kaliro Sugar – 500 bags of Sugar
● Uganda Insurance Assurance – 1000 blankets
● Rwenzori bottled water – 30 Cartons
● Pepsi bottled water – 100 Cartons
● Crest foam mattress – 200 pieces
● Rose foam mattresses – 200 pieces
● Euro form mattresses – 100 pieces
● Comfoam mattresses – 60 pieces
● Night Frank – 60 pieces of mattresses
● Uganda Breweries – 60 pieces of Mattresses
● NC Bank – 60 pieces of mattresses
● Sprout Investments – 200 pieces of mattresses
● Royal foam – 200 pieces of mattresses
● Coca cola bottling Century – 187 empty jericans
● Uganda Insurers – 1000 blankets
● Shell Vivo – 1000 Bedsheets
● Skin guard – 100 Cartons of sanitizers
● Movit products Handwash soap – 200 Cartons, toilet soap 200 cartons
● Mega Industries – 100 boxes of bar soap
● Stabex – Cylinders for ministry of Health
● Indian Association – personal protective equipments 500 pieces, gloves 30,000 pieces, liquid soap 200 litres, face sheilds 90, hand sanitizers 1200 containers.
● Baraj group of Companies – 1000 litres of sanitizers
● Abacus Pharmaceuticals – Dexto 5% 3000, Normal saline 3000, ringers 2010, fluids 1000, paracetamol 1000, black soap 17000 pieces
● Heaven gates forex bureau $5000
● Crown beverages -30 Cartons of water
● Synol hydro and power – Cooking oil, maize flour, mobile phones
● Blue Wave – 400 Cartons of water
● Doditor Group – 400 face masks, sanitizers
● Madhivan – 200 pieces of mosquito nets
 motor vehicles
● People Power – 50 bags of maize flour, 30 Cartons of salt, soap 30 boxes.
● Cho king international construction company – 200 blankets
● Airtel – internet data
● MTN – sending messages 



















































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