FUFA donates rice relief food
FUFA donates 12.9 tons of rice as relief food to the vulnerable communities. FILE PHOTO

FUFA donates 12.9 tons of relief food (rice) to the vulnerable communities

The Federation of Uganda Football Association (FUFA) has donated 12.9 tons of rice to the National Task Force in response to the COVID-19 crisis to feed vulnerable communities during the 21 days of lockdown.

The relief food aid was handed over by FUFA President, Moses Magogo in the company of first and third Vice President FUFA, Justus Mugisha, Hon. Florence Nakiwala Kiyingi and CEO FUFA, Edgar Watson.

The donation was received by the Minister of General Duties in the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM), Hon Mary Okurut alongside Hon. Hamson Obua the State Minister for Sports.

“Such that we can contribute to the cause, as FUFA we’ve decided within our meagre resources to be able to provide 12.5 tons of rice,” Magogo said

Magogo as well said the Federation has also been granted permission to distribute 2000 bags of rice to players in the first and second divisions.

“Those playing in the first and second division, those playing for men and women, we would love to extend it even to the other players in the other divisions but that’s where our ability is at a moment,” Magogo noted.

FUFA donates rice relief food
FUFA donates 12.9 tons of rice as relief food to the vulnerable communities. FILE PHOTO

Speaking, Obua appreciated FUFA efforts towards the feeding communities during this difficult time and appealed to all other sports federations to support the country in this case in whichever capacity they can.

“The sports sub-sector although has been greatly affected together with tourism, through FUFA we’re able to make this humble contribution. I call upon all the sport-loving members of the society who can make a contribution just like FUFA has done to follow,” Obua said.

Relatedly, Michael Kigozi a sports commentator and sports host on next media through Rise and Shine Maize Millers in Kawempe donated 700 maize flour bags to the COVID-19 task response fund to feed the needy during this 21 lockdown period.

FUFA becomes the first sports federation to publically offer support to the COVID-19 relief task force that was set up to help the vulnerable communities during these tough times when the country is under lockdown.

Speaking, Kigozi asked social media users to seize the information they consume regarding COVID-19 saying efforts like this will be undermined because people consume fake news about coronavirus.

Altogether, the relief food offered by Kigozi is worth 9 million Uganda shillings. Kigozi and FUFA become the first sports entities to donate towards COVID-19 to help feed the vulnerable communities during this 21 days lockdown period.