By Spy Uganda
Kampala: Prime Minister Rt Hon Robinah Nabbanja yesterday witnessed with appreciation the handover of a cash donation of Shs 530 million to the National Covid Response Fund from business tycoon Kiggundu Hamis to support the national vaccination drive.
“It is time to give back to Ugandans. Let us save lives. For God and my country,” said Kiggundu.
Ham said the Shs530m contribution to the COVID-19 relief will be used to buy vaccines for his people and at least 10,000 more for health workers and other Ugandans for free.
“As Ham Enterprises, am willing and ready to commit 530 million shillings towards this justified cause to buy vaccines approximately 15000 dozes. If we had only like 2000 investors to come out for each to buy at least 10000 dozes, we would immunize or vaccinate up to 20 million Ugandans which would be sufficient to bring the level of coronavirus down,” he added.
According to the National Covid-19 task force headed by Prime Minister Nabbanja, Ugandans are yearning for better quality social services where over 3.3 million households are still in subsistence economy thus a need to transform them into a money economy.
It’s from that background, the Premier applauded Tycoon Hamis Kiggundu for his big heart and endless contribution to The Government towards the fight against Coronavirus.
“I want to take this opportunity to thank a certain young man, Hamis Kiggundu. He has made a big contribution, I don’t know whether you people are aware, he wants to vaccinate all his staff, his technical people, his servants in his companies. He has also made a contribution of ten thousand Vaccines so that we can vaccinate Ugandans. He’s fighting Covid,” the Prime Minister said.
Hon Nabbanja further urged other Ugandans and non-Ugandans, people in the private sector, especially fellow businessmen, employers, corporate giants and service providers and whoever is an employee of Ugandans to combine hands, contribute and help one another in the fight against this novel virus.
“Government cannot fight alone, it’s a struggle. I want to take this opportunity to call upon all those Ugandans and non-Ugandans who are employees of Ugandans to dispatch this covid pandemic. I want to call upon other Ugandans who have employees so that they can also take the example of our brother Ham because I saw the letter from the president recognising his contribution so I also felt the press must know they are those people who are still fighting on,” Hon. Nabbanja added.