The COVID-19 taskforce in Kasese District has donated
relief food items to the Muslim Community to facilitate them during the holly month of Ramadhan.
Kasese District has over 115,000 Muslim believers.
The items donated on Friday include; 500Kgs of rice, 500kg of maize flour, 150kgs
of maize flour and 50 bunches of Matooke.
Lt. Joe Walusimbi, the taskforce chairperson says they acknowledge
the tough times many Muslim families are going through to adhere to the fasting
period. He urged that they found it very paramount to single
out Muslims as a group that needed some aid during the lockdown period.
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Sheikh Abdu Akim Juma Kilarira, the Kasese District Khadi
welcomed the gesture as a sign of relief to many families that are still struggling to
get what to eat during the Ramadhan period. He however called on all well-wishers for continued support of the Muslim
Sheikh Juma says most of their usual donors from both Uganda and Arab
countries have been unable to extend relief since they are also struggling to handling the COVID-19 situations.
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a tough Ramadhan season, he encouraged them to remember the principle
of perseverance as taught in their faith.
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Shifah Masiika, a resident in Kasese who was forced
to miss one of the fasting days because she was not sure sure of where to get food wants government to try and support the Muslim
community especially mothers during this lockdown.