Parliament staff donate to Bududa landslide victims

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Women
Staff in Parliament have donated an assortment of items to the Bududa landslide
victims who lost their property in October last year.

12,000
people were affected by flooding and landslides in Bukalasi and Buwali
sub-counties in Bududa district followingthree days of rainfall in the areas
around Mount Elgon National Park.

The
Clerk to Parliament and Patron of the Women Staff Jane Kibirige said that this
was just the beginning of a long term association with the Uganda Red Cross.

“This
gesture os just the beginning of a partnership in helping those in need as a
part of our Corporate Social Responsibility. Please do accept this small token
but next time it will be more than this,” she said.

The
Chairperson of the Forum, Helen Kawesa, said that the forum was compelled to
help the victims who lost most of their property during the landslides.

“As
the Women Staff in Parliament, we decided to get different items that would
help the victims who lost everything. Some men did join in the drive and
contributed a number of items for those who lost their property,” she said.

The
Secretary General, Uganda Red Cross Society, Robert Kwesiga was grateful for
the gesture by Parliament staff.

“Thank
you for this noble gesture in support of fellow Ugandans in Bududa who were
affected by the mudslides last year. As Red Cross, we are trying to promote
Ugandans being there for fellow Ugandans affected by these kinds of
emergencies. Iam sure these items will help them a great deal because they lost
everything,” he said.

Among
the items that were donated were clothes, shoes, soap, bedsheets, duvets and
duvet covers and some food stuffs.



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