The Rotary District 9211 Governor Francis Xavier Sentamu in the company of other Rotary District leaders has today handed over to the Prime Minister of Uganda Rt.Hon. Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda items worth UGX 800 million for use by the government and, through Rotary clubs, hospitals and health centres around the country in the fight against Covid-19 pandemic.
 
Rotary District 9211 which covers Uganda and Tanzania has so far raised  the equivalent of USD 323,879  from Rotary clubs in both countries, the Rotary Foundation and other Rotary partners in response to the appeal made by the Presidents of both countries to mobilize resources in support of government efforts to fight the pandemic.
 
Items handed over by the District Governor include Personal Protection Equipment (PPEs), COVID-19 Testing Kits and reagents plus hand-washing tank stands with soap all valued at UGX 800 million. The Rotary District also made a donation of similar items to the government of Tanzania yesterday.
 
 
In addition to the above support, Rotary International and USAID partnership shall provide safe water and improved hygiene facilities to 20 Health Centres and 40 Schools in 10 districts amounting to US$4m.
 
 
District Governor Sentamu said that Rotarians are people of action and that Rotary is a service organization which puts it at the forefront in the fight against diseases like polio, malaria and now Covid-19. He added that Rotarians will continue to spend their personal resources to mobilize the public and create awareness and behavioral change for people to stay safe and keep all the guidelines issued by the Ministry of Health and the National Task Force.
 
 
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