COVID19: Gateway International, Ruparelia Foundation Give 4,000 Food Kits Worth Shs75m

The National Taskforce spearheading the fight against coronavirus disease received food from Gateway International, Ruparelia Foundation worth Shs75m The National Taskforce spearheading the fight against coronavirus disease received food from Gateway International, Ruparelia Foundation worth Shs75m COURTESY PHOTO

Ruparelia Foundation together with Gateway Delta and Gateway Metroplex Ltd donated 4,000 food kits worth Shs75m to the needy. The food was received by government officials at the office of the Prime Minister.

Each of the 4,000 food kits contains 2 Kilos of posho, 1 Kilo of sugar, 1 Kilo of beans and detergent soap/1 bar of soap. The food is intended to support people who have been affected by ongoing COVID19 pandemic.

Representatives of Gateway International and Ruparelia Foundation made the donation at the office of the Prime Minister in Kampala.

Rajiv Ruparelia, a trustee at Ruparelia Foundation, said that while Uganda has not registered a single death resulting from COVID19, it shouldn’t relax.

“In comparison to some countries in Europe, America and China which, have recorded COVID-19 related deaths, Uganda is so far lucky,” he said.

Adding: “This does not mean that we should relax. We must continue to heed the directives given by the ministry of health if we are to come out of the crisis,”

 Rajiv acknowledged that in this crisis, there are many people who have lost their jobs and are currently unable to support themselves.

To support such people, government, donors and private-sector corporations are teaming up to give relief aid in the form of money, food supplies and medicine.

The president recently called on the business community to support the National Taskforce with donations. The Ruparelia Foundation donated two Tata pick-ups.

“Once again, Ruparelia Foundation has stepped up to the president’s call and along with Gateway Delta and Gateway Metroplex Limited, we are donating 4,000 food kits to be distributed to those in need,” Rajiv said. 

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