BY AMBROSE GAHENE
More than 250 beneficiaries of victims of a recent fire outbreak in Kamwokya, a Kampala suburb on Saturday received relief food donations from Lions Club of Kampala Central. The fire, which left two people dead, destroyed many businesses, according to the area Local Council Chairman, Kisenyi 11 Zone, Ameku Ondongkara.
“The fire destroyed wooden structures and spread to several makeshift houses, destroying mattresses, fridges and television sets, among other valuables,” Mr Odongkara said.
While handing over the food items, Mr John Bosco Ntangare of the Lions Club of Uganda District 411 B Governor, said the donations are a sign of solidarity between Lions Club members of Kampala Central with the fire victims during these hard times.
“We identify ourselves with communities in dire need of assistance, which is why we have brought this food and shall continue to render similar humanitarian gestures in future,” he said.
Each beneficiary received 5kg of maize flour, 5kg of beans, a bar of soap and 4 Sackets of salt. Governor Ntangare promised to donate rice to other residents, whose businesses were affected.
Mr Francis Mbazira, the executive director of Kamwokya Christian Caring Health Centre, hailed Lions Club for taking humanitarian initiatives to support vulnerable people. He said their partnership with Lions Club has helped improve the state of healthcare provision in the area.