Nile Breweries Limited, a Beer Company based in Njeru Municipality Buikwe District has donated 1500 litres of fuel to the Kampala Capital City Authority COVID-19 task force to easy the transportation of the team and distribution of vaccines.
Nile Breweries has also donated fuel (1000 litres) to Jinja, Buikwe (1500 litres) and Mbarara(1500 litres) district task forces which brings a total of 5500 litres donated to the four districts
The fuel was received on Monday afternoon by Kampala Resident City Commissioner Mr. Hussien Huda.
According to Onapito Ekomoloit, the Legal and Corporate Affairs Director at Nile Breweries Limited, this will help in easing the transportation of COVID-19 task force team, distribution of vaccines, contact tracing and other related activities.
He also explained that as the private sector, there is a big role they can play in augmenting government efforts in fighting the pandemic that has ravaged the country.
Flora Aduk, the Communication Manager at Nile Breweries, also said that the beer company will always strive to support communities at all times, including times like the COVID-19 pandemic where the whole country is at a risk.
“This is our commitment to supporting our communities especially at times such as these is critical for all stakeholders as together we have a stake in our country,” Aduk said.
She noted that the company has taken to following SOPs and the presidential guidelines on COVID-19 and asked the public to reciprocate the same.
Speaking at the ceremony, the Kampala RCC, Hussein Hudu who is also the chairperson of the Kampala district COVID-19 task force said the donation will go a long way in supporting the task force’s operations.
“I would like to express my gratitude to Nile Breweries for the patriotic gesture. This is a commendable act of Corporate Social Responsibility worth celebrating,” Hudu said.
He asked other members of the private sector to emulate the gesture in the fight against the pandemic.
In April last year Nile Breweries Limited also donated 30 tonnes of maize flour that fed at least 4,000 families during the first lock down.