Leaders in Acholi districts have expressed gratitude following the donations of fuel and liquid soaps by Makome Bus and Courier Services geared towards the fight against COVID-19.
The bus company with a regional touch revealed that they had opted to boots the capacity of the regional task force in the district of Gulu, Kitgum and Omoro in their fight against COVID-19 with a donation of 900 liters of fuel and 300 liters of liquid soap in a special event held at the Don Petrol Station in Gulu Town.
Douglas Peter Okello, the Chairperson LCV, Omoro district who received the offer from Charles Lamony, manager Makome Bus and Courier Services said, the assistance was timely and a great step towards supporting the district coronavirus taskforce which was cash strapped.
He explained that the district is faced with monetary challenges for fueling vehicles and motorcycles for responding to the coronavirus disease emergencies within the community.
According to Dougla Peter Okello, the liquid soap will be directed to maternity wards and Out Patient Department (OPD) in various health facilities in the district to enhance hygiene.
Martin Ojara Mapenduzi, while receiving the donation on behalf of Gulu said that the district has several vehicles which are not operational due to lack of fuel caused by lack of a designated fund.
Makome Bus and Courier Services Manager Gulu, Charles Lamony said that the assistance will help the districts taskforce teams to help in fighting the coronavirus disease pandemic which has ravaged the whole world. The company according to Lamony, had injected at least Shs 4.9million shillings.