By Our Reporter
African Queen, a leading distributor for fast-moving consumer goods in Uganda, has donated 18 tonnes of maize towards COVID-19 relief efforts.
The donation comes in response to the President’s call to the private sector to support government’s efforts in offering relief to the vulnerable Ugandans most affected by the Coronavirus pandemic.
The African Queen team led by Musa Senkubuge, their Head of Supply Chain & Logistics, handed over their donation to Hon. Mary Karooro Okurut, the Minister in Charge of General Duties, Office of the Prime Minister on Tuesday.
Speaking about the donation, Innocent B. Tibayeita, the Managing Director at African Queen said, “Our partners have heard the plea of our President H.E Yoweri Kaguta Museveni on offering support to the COVID-19 Task Force that has been mandated to not only lead the fight against the COVID-19 virus but also ensure proper distribution of food to those families that have been greatly affected during this time.”
“African Queen thus wishes to make a donation of 18 tonnes of maize towards this cause.” He added, before further appreciating the government for their concerted efforts in combating the pandemic.
The government continues to receive donations from the private sector in form of cash, new vehicles, foodstuffs, sanitizers, and essential medical supplies among others. The government has so far received contributions amounting to about Ugx 21 billon.
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