Today, the bank has joined the rest of Uganda to fight the global scourge. We donated Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) worth Shs100m towards the safety of health workers in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
This was in response to a request made by Makerere University School of Medicine (College of Health of Services) towards the safety of health workers at their training sites of Mulago, Kawempe and Kiruddu hospitals.
The items donated include 5,000 pieces of KN95 masks, 40 Automatic sanitizing dispensers and 400 Litres of alcohol based sanitizers.
The handover ceremony was officiated by Dr Charles Olaro, Director Curative Services at the Ministry of Health.
Our Executive Director Ahmad Maher, applauded the efforts made by the Government of Uganda under the stewardship of President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni in the management of the COVID-19 pandemic.
He noted that as an institution that works closely with the communities, we feel immensely touched by the increasing numbers of COVID-19 community outbreaks in the country.
“Cairo Bank Uganda has been operating since 1995 supporting the economy and now during this pandemic, we should have another role to support our medical teams; the people who are exposing themselves (to COVID-19) to keep the community safe as much as possible,” Maher said.
Caption : Ahmad Maher, Managing Director Cairo Bank Uganda (2nd R) hands over an automated sanitizer to officials from Makerere University School of Medicine
He added: “We are therefore pleased to join other institutions that have contributed towards the fight against COVID-19 in the country with our humble contribution of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) towards the safety of health workers.”
He revealed that going forward the bank will dedicate part of its budget to Corporate Social Responsibility where critical areas in the economy will be supported.
Speaking at the same event, Dr. Olaro thanked Cairo Bank for the initiative and called on other institutions to emulate Cairo Banks generosity.
“I know people and companies have previously donated but I think this is the time when we need more support. Other institutions should join Cairo Bank in supporting Ministry of Health’s response,” Dr. Olaro said.