He called on well-wishers to intervene and help the starving families due to government’s restrictions which banned public gatherings.

Story/Tony Wafula

Bungoma business community has distributed food aids to over 500 vulnerable households to help deal with coronavirus pandemic.

They target to distribute the food stuffs to over 6,000 vulnerable households to help in reducing theft and other illegal activities during this time as people stay at home and observe social distance.

Addressing the press on Monday April 27, John Wafula the Bungoma County chamber of commerce and industry said that they will be distributing food aids across the county aiming 6,000 households.

However, he lauded the county government for partnering with the business community to make sure that they help in distributing food to vulnerable households.

He called on well-wishers to intervene and help the starving families due to government’s restrictions which banned public gatherings.

‘’I want to assure that the food aid we are disbursing today will serve our people, inside that kitty we have 20 kilograms of unga for ugali, 2 liters’ cooking oil, 2 kilograms of sugar ,sanitizer and soap,” he said.

He asked other well-wishers to channel their contributions to chamber of commerce Bungoma branch which will boost go a long way in  helping destitute people during this corona pandemic.

Wafula urged politicians to come together and help residents where necessary saying this is the time leaders should join hands in mitigating this pandemic applauding the Rotary club for chipping in and providing 100 litres jerry cans of soap which will ensure cleanliness in our markets.

His sentiments were echoed by Peter Mudenya President for Rotary Club, Bungoma who said that the club has distributed over 1Million hand washing jerry cans soaps in the world to help in fighting the covid-19 disease.

‘’We have distributed this hand washing jerry cans to make sure that our good people wash their hands every time which is one of the measure in fighting corona virus disease.’’ He said.

However, he added that hand washing, avoid touching of the face, keeping the social distance and sanitizing are the main ways of fighting coronavirus disease, urging the devolved units to train more health workers to handle suspected patients.

He said that in the entire western region Busia and Bungoma have been mapped as high risk counties to corona virus because it borders Uganda.

Among the business community that released their contributions include the giant Khetia’s supermarkets, Ronak, Sharifs, Bungoma Chemist, Elgon view hospital, Bungoma West hospital, Dawameds, hotels, hardwares, contractors, suppliers and other major outlets.


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