HRH William Wilberforce Gabula Nadiope IV, the Kyabazinga of Busoga has advised Ugandans particularly his subjects in Busoga to continue adhering to President Yoweri Museveni’s directives and guidelines from the Ministry of Health in preventing the spread of COVID-19.
The Kyabazinga said “continue implementing what President Museveni tells you like washing hands with soap for 20 seconds, isolate yourself and keep social distance and avoid touching mucosal surfaces which may lead to more infections.”
His Majesty made his remarks while launching the Kyabazinga COVID-19 Resource Mobilisation team at Obwakyabazinga Bwa Busoga (OBB) headquarters in Bugembe. The COVID-19 Resource mobilization team is headed by the 2nd deputy Katukiro of Busoga Owek. Osman Noor Ahmed.
Kyabazinga also hailed President Yoweri Museveni for his tireless efforts in the fight against preventing the spread of Coronavirus in the Country.
In her remarks at the launch, the Speaker of Parliament Rt. Hon. Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga appreciated the deputy Katukiro of Busoga Osman Ahmed Noor for the initial mobilization he did that saw Basoga donating towards the COVID-19 cause.
She also thanked Morgan-Bhai Patel who gave in a ware house that will be used in storing relief food items donated to the Kingdom and further appreciated Luuka plastics for the packaging materials worth 5m.
Kadaga said the food donated is not for sale and directed the Jinja RDC Eric Sakwa to arrest whoever will be found selling it to beneficiaries.
The Katukiro of Busoga Owek. Dr. Joseph Muvawala through the Speaker of Parliament called for government’s intervention to uplift Jinja regional referral hospital to a modern State of the Art hospital.
The second deputy Katukiro Owek. Osman Ahmed Noor said food distribution will start on today
Owek. Osman said the relief food donations worth sh200m will be distributed to vulnerable people and groups affected by the lockdown which include taxi drivers, Women operate in ‘toninyira’ area, Boda boda riders and fishermen among others.
He finally added that Obwakyabazinga Bwa Busoga contributed sh85m to the National COVID-19 task force.
Present at the ceremony was Jinja West MP Moses Grace Balyeku, Jinja RDC Eric Sakwa, Issabalangira of Busoga Samuel Zirabamuzaale, Chief Ayub Banamwita, Chief Mutyaba Nkono, Busoga Kingdom Minister of Health Owek. Sheila Birungi Gandi, Busoga Kingdom Minister of Tourism and Heritage Owek. Hellen Namutamba and Busoga Kingdom Minister for Kyabazinga Affairs Owek Yudaya Babirye among others.