Covid-19; IUIU 31M/= donations shock Govt
By Kitts D.Mabonga
The government has been overwhelmed by the new technological innovations that have been executed by the Mbale based Islamic University in Uganda (IUIU) despite the Covid19 lockdown.
The remarks were on Friday made by the general duties minister in the office of prime minister Mary Karooro Okurut on behalf of the presidential national response fund to Covid19 while receiving a humble donation of a consignment of items ranging from 250 3D face shield (15m/=),400 Ltrs of instant hand sanitizers (9.2m/=), and 5 pieces of complete sets of automated hands free hand washing machine valued at 7.5m/= bringing the grand donation amount to 31.7m/=.respectively.
ANNOUNCING THE IUIU DONATION; The Rector Dr.Sengendo second from left announcing his package to the fund team members as his powerful delegation listens in.
Minister Okurut observed that she was shocked to learn that IUIU could explore into such high profile new unique technological innovations by locally manufacturing high quality automated hands free hand washing machines that are criticality essential during this corona virus pandemic era.
She openly thanked the University rector Dr. Ahmad Kawesa Sengendo with his administration for the strange but timely donation saying the president appreciates such donations and encourages more to emulate IUIU in fighting the pandemic.
MEMORABLE PICTURE MOMENT;The Minister is joined by the student community for a group picture shortly after the demonstration exercise in Kampala.
The minister said the machines would be deployed to areas that have High volume patient health facilities across the country.
Dr.Sengendo in his elaborate presentation to the fund team said they were proud to associate with the fund during this trying moment and would continue to offer any necessary support towards the fight against the Covid19 pandemic.
THE 3D MASK FITS WELL;Minister Okurut tries out wearing one of the 3D face mask as the students look on.
He noted that his staff and students from the Habib medical school Kibuli came up with this innovation after carefully studying the trends of the needs to fight the corona virus.