On Friday 16th when the country was preparing for the historical presidential debate at Kampala Serena Hotel, one Ugandan was extending a helping hand for a good cause.
Singer Angella Katatumba who is known for her philanthropic ways, was at it again, this time doing even greater things in a difficult period in which many people especially politicians are making ’empty promises’ to the electorate to win votes.
Katatumba through her NGO The Katatumba Development Foundation (AKDF) handed over cheque worth 10 million to Mulago intensive care unit to purchase a Phototherapy Machine and Syringe pump under the Mulago Yaffe campaign.
‘I am glad to have donated and making a positive contribution towards Mulago Hospital and call upon other individuals, NGOs, fellow musicians and socialites to join me in this campaign and also donate generously’ Katatumba said while handing over a dummy cheque to the suplex of the machine.
The brief handover ceremony was witnessed by Mulago Hospital Public Relations Officer Mr Enock Kusasira, members of the ‘Mulago Yaffe’ campaign team, patients and members of the press.
According to Ms Jolly N. Sr consultant Pediatrics, the Phototherapy machine which is used in treating discolorization in premature babies, with will be able to help about 60 babies per week. Mulago hospital needs 20 of such machines though at the moment there are 2 that a functional at the unit.