A South African company, U-Mask, that manufactures a wide range of masks has donated 20,000 FFP2 face masks for frontline health workers in Uganda.
The masks were on Monday received by Amb. Kintu Nyago, the Acting Head of Mission at the Uganda High Commission in South Africa, at the Official Chancery premises in Pretoria.
Kintu Nyago was accompanied by the Mission Officials, Mr. Robert Bitaroho – Minister Counsellor and Mrs. Sarah Nakamya – Counsellor.
The masks were delivered by Officials from U-Mask that included; Jordean Eksteen – CEO, Bongani Khumalo – Head of International Relations, and Peter-John du Plooy – Head of Key Accounts.
The U-Mask CEO, Eksteen requested Amb. Kintu and his team for “more information regarding the Covid-19 situation in Uganda so that the Company looks into offering further assistance.”
In his response, Amb Kintu said the Mission would continue to provide U- Masks with the “latest necessary information in regard to the Covid-19 situation back home for furtherance of Cooperation on the matter.”
He applauded U-Mask for their kind gesture and willingness to do more in supporting the Government of Uganda in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.