Coronavirus: Lira based Pakistani traders donate to the needy


PAU Lira leader speaks to media on Saturday. Photo by Frank Oyugi

Known for their compassion and philanthropic hands, the Pakistani business community in Lira have done it again; this time in solidarity with the financially handicapped urban residents.

500 Kgs of maize flour, 500 kgs of beans, several cartons of salt and 20 boxes of cooking oil are the assortment of items delivered by Pakistan Association of Uganda (PAU) Lira on Saturday afternoon to the Lira district COVID-19 task force.

The relief support was received by Lira RDC Milton Odongo at his office. Odongo commended the Pakistan Association in Lira for their kind-hearted gesture to the people of Lango.

“We would like to thank the Pakistani community for supporting government effort in fighting COVID -19 pandemic,” the RDC said. He assured them that the district taskforce will ensure that the right categories of people receive the support.

Ateeq Nawaz, the President of Pakistan Community in Lira, said the items are meant to benefit people with low income who could be facing difficulties in providing food for their families during coronavirus lock-down.

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President Museveni has made a directive that anyone in the country who intends to give out handouts should not get into direct contact with the community but deliver such support to either the national taskforce or the district COVID-19 taskforce.

This is not the first time that Pakistan community is supporting the community in Lango. For instance, on 1st January 2020, they visited Negeta Babies Home and delivered both food and medical support.

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