UGX10M Donation for Face Masks-UAP OLD MUTUAL
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UGX10M Donation for Face Masks-UAP OLD MUTUAL

UAP OLD MUTUAL has donated masks worth UGX10,000,000 to the Nakawa District SAMBA Corona Campaign to be distributed within the community in efforts to counter the spread of Covid-19.

Speaking during the campaign kickoff, Caroline Owomuhangi the Marketing and Communications Specialist of UAP OLD Mututal said their company wants to improve the lives of communities and will continue to carry out other initiatives in line with the fight against Covid-19.

“Our head office is located right here in Nakawa and we thought it prudent to donate and support our local council,” she said. The insurance company has already been involved with other various initiatives and donations.

Uganda is currently experiencing the second wave of Covid-19 where numbers reached record highs of 1,735 new cases per day. As at 19th July 2021 the Ministry of Health reported 90,656 cumulative Covid-19 cases with 265 new cases that day. This is a notable reduction since President Yoweri Museveni announced the 42-day lock down on June 18 that ends at the close of July.

Uganda’s economy has been hit hard, with the World Bank reporting household incomes to have reduced because businesses have closed and jobs lost, particularly in the urban informal sector.

Uganda’s Gross Domestic Product contracted by 1.1 percent in 2020. On the other hand, finance ministry officials say the economy is estimated to show signs of recovery by 3.3 percent during the fiscal year 2021.

Ugandans have been constantly advised to remain vigilant against Covid-19 by following standard operating procedures (SOPs), beginning with wearing masks.

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