Prudential Uganda has donated Shs 300 million towards food relief in the country.
The donation will feed the most vulnerable and poor who have been greatly affected by the lockdown, many of whom live on less than a dollar a day and therefore do not have any savings to help them go through this period.
This will be distributed via two organisations: Humanitarian Operations Projects and Emergencies (HOPE) and Heal the Planet Global Organisation (HTP).
Arjun Mallik, the Prudential East Africa managing director, noted that communities across the country have been greatly affected by lockdown measures designed to curb the spread of Covid-19.
These measures, while implemented with positive intent, have adversely affected the most vulnerable people in our communities, who survive by being able to access the urban centres every day for their livelihood. “Disruption of this routine means some people are going hungry in their home. To supplement government efforts to provide food relief, and support those most in need, we have donated Shs 300 million,” he said.
On his part, Ibrahim Kaddunabi Lubega, the CEO Insurance Regulatory Authority, said the outbreak of Covid-19 highlights the need to always be prepared for the unexpected challenges of life and praised Prudential for standing by Ugandans in this hour of need.
Emmanuel Kashaija, the HOPE country director, and HTP president Benjamin Kivumbi received the fund on behalf of their organizations.