The Rotary District 9211 which covers Uganda and Tanzania has responded to the COVID-19 crisis by offering to partner with the respective Ministries of Health and the National Task Force both in Uganda and Tanzania. In Uganda, this process has been finalized and in Tanzania, discussions are already underway.
District Governor Francis Xavier Sentamu announced on Thursday that Rotary will contribute Personal Protection Equipment, Test Kits, and Wash Facilities, all valued at US$263,000. Rotary District 9211 through its 168 clubs in Uganda and Tanzania will also contribute enormously to create awareness of the government guidelines for the control of the Covid19 spread.
When the Covid19 crisis broke out in the region, District Governor Sentamu set up a Covid19 Emergency Response Committee to mobilize over 5000 Rotarians and Rotary partners in the district into raising and contributing to the national efforts in both countries. “I continue to call upon Rotarians, Rotaractors and partners to contribute generously to raise more funds for this effort,” he said.
District Governor Sentamu however appealed to Rotarians to stay safe by abiding to their national guidelines while working remotely online to mobilize resources and respond to the needs of the communities around them.
A few groups of Rotarians that have been authorized by the Uganda National Task Force will distribute the donated items, including educating the communities on staying safe to avoid Covid19. In Tanzania, the way forward on the distribution of these items is being co-ordinated with the National task force.
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