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Kasese Religious Leaders Receive Covid-19 Relief Food

The food rations that were donated to religious leaders



As coronavirus continues to hit many people in the country, different well-wishers including government and nongovernmental organizations have come up to support the affected people.

In Kasese district, Rwenzori Organisation for Children Living under Difficult Circumstances (ROCDIC), a nongovernmental Organisation operating in Kyondo sub-county has distributed an assortment of relief food to a total of thirty religious leaders in Kyondo sub-county.

The food supplied include 500 kilograms (kg) of cassava flour, beans and bars of soap.

Each church leader got 15 kg of cassava flour, 5 kg of beans and a bar of soap.

The beneficiaries, who derived from Buyagha and Kanyatsi parishes, were from four church denominations.

Among the recipients were Lay Christian leaders, Catechists, Imams and Pastors from the Seventh Day Adventists.

While addressing the Church leaders at Kinyabisiki Primary School, the Organization’s Administrator, Ivan Isemyegheke, noted that the church leaders especially in local churches have been left out from benefiting from various donations the district has been receiving.

Nason Mukasulha, the ROCDIC Chairperson, asked the religious leaders to sensitize their communities on the importance of observing and following the Standard Operative Procedures- SOPs which were instituted by the Ministry of Health.

Presiding over the function as the Chief Guest, the Kyondo Sub-county Chairperson, Juvenile Muke called upon the government of Uganda and the Ministry of Health to ease the lock-down by opening up churches in order for the people to get spiritual healing as well as boosting the welfare of Church ministers.

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