Sports betting company Betway yesterday joined many others who have donated to the national relief task force by contributing 3,300 kilograms of rice to help the vulnerable people who have been most affected by the Coronavirus pandemic lockdown.
The COVID-19 pandemic which continues to ravage the whole world has disrupted many economic activities hence directly affecting some category of people who cannot earn during the lockdown which the president decreed to curb the spread..
The president went ahead and asked those companies and individuals willing to help the most affected people to donate cars, medical equipment, relief force and cash among other items to the national task force in a central pool.
Betway yesterday responded by donating rice which they say is “part of Betway’s commitment to giving back to the country it calls home” which will supplement the Government’s efforts to ensure that households affected by the pandemic do not go hungry.
Of the 3,300kgs, 300kgs will go to Uganda Sports Press Association (USPA) to facilitate some of the sports journalists as they continue to do their work in this period.
“Betway is committed to ensuring that the communities we work with are safe, have food and basic necessities to last them through the lockdown. We care about sports development and the communities that support local teams” said Betway Country Manager Adellah Agaba Nyaruhuma.
USPA president Patrick Kanyomozi was there to receive the bags on behalf of the sports journalists. Meanwhile in a related development, musician Bebe Cool also donated about 200 bags also donated about 200 bags of photo and beans to journalists as well as part of the 900 bags he had donated to TP patients and DJs.