The Diocese of Kigezi has donated foodstuffs and other items worth millions of shillings to over 300 Christian’s families who were affected by floods in the districts of Kabale, Rukiga and Rubanda.
The items include 3760 iron sheets, 497 kilograms of roofing nails, 1855 Kilograms of maize flour, 705 kilograms of beans and 168 blankets.
Each affected family received 40 iron sheets, 35 kilograms of maize flour, 10 kilograms of beans, 6 kilograms of roofing nails and 3 blankets.
The diocese also donated 100 iron sheets to Rutare church of Uganda and 20 iron sheets to roof the house of the lay leader.
Handing over the items to affected families, the Diocese of Kigezi treasurer, Rev. Amos Tweteise who represented the Bishop of Diocese of Kigezi Rt. Rev. George Bagamuhunda said that the relief is meant to support hundreds of people whose livelihoods were disrupted by the May and April 2020 floods, which caused a lot of destruction in their areas.
Rev. Tweteise further cautioned the stakeholders to make sure that the items reach to the intended beneficiaries.
One of the beneficiaries, Evelyn Tukamushaba, a Christian from Katojo Church of Uganda lauded the diocese for the support.
She also appealed to other well-wishers to continue lobbying and support the flood victims.