Tekwaro Lango’s humble contribution to govt for coronavirus fight


Eng Michael Moses Odongo Okune [2nd from L] jointly holds a dummy cheque with Minister for General Duties in the OPM Mary Karoro Okurut.

On 15, April 2020, Tekwaro Lango Cultural Institution and the fraternity of clan leaders handed a cheque worth US$2000 to the COVID-19 national task force at the Office of the Prime Minister – Kampala.

The donation is to help government to appropriately respond in the fight against coronavirus pandemic in the country.

Handing over the donation on behalf of clan leaders, Tekwaro Lango leader, Eng Dr Micheal Moses Odongo Okune, said: “Tekwaro Lango has wholeheartedly embraced the message of H.E. The President variously disseminated to the people to guide on how to avoid mass infections.”

Citing radios, telephones, social media, words of mouth and other means of communication to reach the masses, he added that: “We have disseminated the messages to all levels of our cultural leadership structure enshrined in S.66 of Tekwaro Lango Constitution 2016. Family cluster heads who constitutes the lowest rank in our structure have been pivotal in this effort especially in ensuring minimal comfort during lockdown.”

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“In a humble way and to underscore our support to the national efforts, Tekwaro Lango do hereby donate a token sum of US$2,000 [about shs7m] only to be expended on our people of Lango in line with the program of the National Taskforce,” Eng Odongo Okune, Tekwaro Lango Paramount Chief, says in his letter dated 15, April 2020 to the country’s Prime Minister, Dr Ruhakana Rugunda.

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