The soap will be distributed in the two sub counties of Aperkira and Kaberamaido among vulnerable households that were identified by the sub county Task force teams and the Local Council One leaders. While the charts will be distributed to all communities.
This activity is in response to the national hand washing campaign as a preventive measure for the spread of the Corona Virus.
While flagging off the distribution of the 4,880 bars worth UGX 18.5 million shillings (about USD 4,921) and information charts, the Resident District Commissioner of Kaberamaido, Mr George Onya Akonopesa applauded SAO for the kind gesture and said, “This is a big contribution to us, the leaders who are directly involved in the fight against the spread of the virus because it fears soap.”
He added that, “the lives of the people in the communities are now at the centre of all planning and any support rendered to us by development partners such as SAO is highly appreciated.”
Speaking at the same function that was attended by local council leaders and a section of district officials, the Interim National Director, Share An Opportunity Uganda, Mrs Caroline Masaba thanked the Kaberamaido leaders for working with SAO.
She further urged them to continue talking to people in the communities to always wash their hands, maintain social distance and follow all government Standard Operations Procedures to stay safe.
Mrs Masaba also encouraged leaders to ensure that they strengthen Child Protection systems so as to ensure child safety during this time. “Lookout for the children, watch over them to avoid all cases of child abuse. Ensure that local structures such as the Child Protection Committees among others are fully functional.”