The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has put many people, especially the poor, into an enviable position as the country slowly but systematically locks down.
Many families in Kampala live under what is famously known as hand to mouth and with the restriction enforced on movement and work as a means of curtailing the spread of the virus, many families are struggling to feed.
In the spirit of giving and sharing, Ruparelia Foundation and Cedric Babu Ndlima, who is eying the Kampala Central MP seat organized a three-day tour of Kampala suburbs and delivered relief items like food, health kits to 5000 families.
The tour targeted the parishes of Kamwokya, Memgo, Kagugube, Bukesa, Nakivubo, Shauriyako, Industrial Area Kisenyi and Old Kampala.
They worked alongside local leaders specifically LC1 chairpersons to tour and deliver the items which included sugar, maize flour, beans & soap.
The purpose of the tour was not only to show love and support during these trying times of coronavirus but to also sensitize the local community on what precautions and measurers they can do to protect their families and communities in which they live.
Under the theme #FightingCoronaTogether, Babu said noted that country is going through a difficult period right now. Uganda has as of Tuesday, 31st March 2020, confirmed 44 cases of COVID-19 with no death yet.
“This is the time for us to show collective responsibility. We have to unite, pull together as communities and follow the guidelines as set by the ministry of Health if we are to get though the crisis.” Babu said.