By Norman Mugumya

In response to the appeal of the President of the Republic of Uganda to contribute relief items in support of the affected communities by COVID-19 Pandemic, Bishop Stuart University has today 18th April 2020 joined the rest of Ugandans to sympathise with the general public of Uganda especially the directly affected population in lockdown by donating 5 tons of Maize flour and other food relief items including Beans and Matooke to Mbarara District COVID-19 Task Force.

The relief items were handed over by the University Chancellor, The Rt. Rev. Dr. Fred Sheldon Mwesigwa to the Resident District Commissioner (RDC) Mbarara District, Lt Col. James Mwesigye who happens to be head of the COVID-19 task force Mbarara District, his Deputy, Mr. Emmy Kateera Turyabagyenyi and the DISO.

This was witnessed by the University Chairperson Council, Prof. Kenneth Kagame, The Vice-Chairperson Council, Mrs. Kellen Ayebazibwe Kabeho and Top Management team; the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Maud Kamatenesi Mugisha, University Secretary, Ms. Asiimwe Annah Tibazindwa, Academic Registrar, Mr. Aruho Abdon Rutega, Quality Assurance Director, Mr. Rwangire Milton.

The relief items were purchased from contributions made by the following stakeholders.

  1. Staff BSU                                                              6,724,000=
  2. Bishop Stuart University                                         2,000,000=
  3. BSU Partner (Mother & Child Mobile Clinic Mbarara) Dr. Eng Yap Soen and friend Dr. Torunn Stangeland  2,000,000= (One ton of Maize Flour)
  1. Professor Kenneth Kagame (Chair Council                300,000=
  2. Nkarubo (Photographer)                                         10,000=
  3. Kellen Kabeho (Vice-Chair Council                           30 Bunches of Matooke

Total                                                                                                 11,034,000






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