The fight against Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Uganda has been boosted by Brig. Gen John Mugyenyi, a retired senior Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF) officer, who on Monday 4th may 2020 donated a pickup truck to the COVID-19 National Task Force.
This website has established that Brig. Mugyenyi delivered a brand new 4×4 Isuzu pickup truck to the COVID-19 National Task Force, which is headed by the Prime Minister Hon. Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda, to assist them in the fight against the pandemic.
The multipurpose vehicle was handed over by his beloved wife Mrs Hope Mugyenyi to the Minister for General Duties Hon. Mary Karooro Okurut, who is also an appointee by President Yoweri Museveni to oversee the fundraising efforts and to monitor funds donated to the COVID-19 Task Force.
While handing over the vehicle, Mrs. Mugyenyi said that; “Brigadier General Mugyenyi today has donated a Double-Cabin pick truck to the National Response Fund following President Museveni’s appeal to individuals and companies to donate towards the fight of COVID-19. He is happy to support the President and the government initiative in the fight against COVID-19.”
Commending Brig. Gen. Mugyenyi for the generous gesture, Hon. Karooro said that;
“We appreciate all this generosity and contribution by Brig-Gen John Mugyenyi that will aid the COVID-19 National Task force in providing medical teams countrywide with a means of transport that improves their effort to fight the pandemic.”
Suffice it to note that retired Brig. Gen. Mugyenyi is a former commander of the Joint Anti-Terrorism Task Force (JATT), an intelligence agency charged with combating all forms of terrorism in Uganda.
It should be noted that during his recent National Address on COVID-19, President Museveni urged all companies and individuals who can, to donate brand new 4×4 vehicles to the COVID-19 Task Force, which will help in the fight against the pandemic.
We are living in unprecedented times in our history. The COVID-19 pandemic is having an impact on the health of our loved ones, the businesses we rely upon, the health of the global economy, and the way we live our daily lives. As we all continue to navigate through these unique and evolving challenges, let us endeavour to stay home and stay safe; follow the ministry of health guidelines.