MultiChoice Uganda has donated personal protective equipment (PPE) worth Shs 281.3 million to Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) and the National Covid-19 Task Force intended for people in high-risk areas and those at the frontline of the fight against the coronavirus.
The gesture is in response to calls by the national taskforce for corporate companies to send help towards the fight against Covid-19. Colin Asiimwe, the head of marketing at Multichoice Uganda, lauded government for its efforts and stressed that MultiChoice Uganda had made previous interventions to support the cause and has another contribution to deliver.
“Our core focus in this donation is the delivery of these PPEs to people in areas of high risk of the virus contagion, in this case being Kampala, which has so far recorded the highest number of deaths and infections,” he said.
Dorothy Kisaka, the executive director, Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA), applauded MultiChoice Uganda for their intervention at a time of need.
“We are pleased to receive the PPEs from MultiChoice Uganda, a brand that has operated in the country for a long time and has Ugandans at heart, evidenced by initiatives like this and others like the dedication of a channel, Pearl Magic, to air solely Ugandan-only content,” she said.
In addition, she thanked MultiChoice’s local platform Pearl Magic whose idea was to front the donation as part of their two-year anniversary celebration.
Dr. Sarah Zalwango, the acting head of Medical Services at KCCA, warned that a rise in the number of confirmed cases and deaths in the country requires more strategic and long-term support from partners to help avert the disease while helping health workers who are on the frontline of this battle.
“Following the ease of the lockdown, Kampala city has become a high-risk area, recording the highest number of deaths. Therefore, it is important for everyone to wear a mask at all times and efforts to make that possible are welcome,” she said.