Good Samaritans Excite Mulago Cancer Children With Xmas Presents

The CEO and Chairman of Total group, cialis 40mg Patrick Pouyanné, on Tuesday with President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni at Jinja State Lodge.

Pouyanne was accompanied by Javier Rielo, the Total Vice President Eastern Africa, Mr. Adewale Fayemi, the General Manager Total Exploration and Production Uganda, and other Total officials.

Front row L-R Total Group Chairman and CEO Patrick Pouyanne, H.E Museveni The President of Uganda and Energy Minister Irene Muloni
Front row L-R Total Group Chairman and CEO Patrick Pouyanne, H.E Museveni the President of Uganda and Energy Minister Irene Muloni

The meeting discussed issues related to the oil industry as well as  the projects of Total in Uganda.

Patrick Pouyanné stated Total’s strong commitment to work towards producing the Ugandan oil resources as soon as possible, whatever the oil price is, because the resources are potentially low cost resources which will be competitive in the market.

In that context, President Museveni and Patrick Pouyanné discussed the studied outlets to market the Ugandan oil at national, regional and international level.

They shared the view that the crude export route should be primarily selected on the basis of economical criteria, in particular the lowest cost and the reliability and safety of the operations. From this perspective, Patrick

Pouyanné confirmed that Total favors to transport the crude through Tanzania.

He insisted on the company’s long term commitment to Uganda and his willingness to develop the investments of Total along the oil value chain in Uganda, upstream and downstream to be the partner of choice for Uganda in the oil sector.
Children admitted at the Mulago Cancer Institute were Tuesday relieved of a portion of their agony when they received Christmas presents from a group of Good Samaritans.


The children’s ward had sounds of cheer as kids ran around with toys and balloons in addition to playing with mimics of cartoon character ‘Mickey Mouse’. Despite being the festive season, order such a joy could otherwise be unaffordable given the scourge they are battling.


The courtesy visit was organized by Dr. Drew Ddembe a Ugandan oncologist based in Australia in conjunction with ‘Friends of Mulago’ and Aikan, this a Human Resource consultancy in Uganda.

“Many people join their families to celebrate Christmas but these children are bed ridden and incapable of merry making. We thought the need of cheering them up and get them to get a feel of Christmas, what is ed ” Moreen Mwagale, one of the organizers told Chimpreports.

Among the gifts presented to the children were; toys, balloons, soap, sugar and edibles like biscuits, soda, milk and crisps.
The few of the kids who could afford walking cut the cake amid excitement.


Ms. Mwagale said that this is the second time Friends of Mulago are reaching out to these cancer stricken children.
“We ensured that we get them things that excite them to make their Christmas memorable given their situation,” she added.

The caretakers who spoke to Chimpreports were equally happy and gratified towards this kind gesture.

Mutegeki Solomon’s son has been admitted for 3 months following a swollen neck, cheek. She was later told her child had cancer of the blood.


“He’s happy and thrilled by the cartoons and the toy he was given. At least this will engage him from time to time. Am also happy about these visitors.”

Another parent, Saul Nabwire said that these occassional visits help them get through tough situations especially getting money.

His son was referred to Mulago from Buikwe with a swelling on the left side of his waist.

“Upon diagnosis of cancer, the doctors prescribed 5 doses so we were told to come here regulary for the next dose. However, while I was away from home, the person in charge of bringing him skipped the dose and his situation worsened,” narrated Nabwire.

He appreciates the Cancer Institute and the medics whom he said have been helpful.

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