As the lockdown continues to bite, bar and restaurant operators are some of the latest business to help ease the lives of the most affected people.
Bar Owners and Restaurants Association Tuesday donated 560 cartons of milk to pregnant mothers, 200 cartons of water and 10 pieces of 100-litre water tanks.
Mr Tessfalem Gherativ, the association’s chairperson, said they had managed to collect Shs16m from 100 bars and restaurants across the country.
Other companies include Age-nior Club with 2,500 bags of maize flour, Lake Bounty group donated one pick-up truck, Eco Bank (Shs80m) while Team Thorough YMK donated two tonnes of maize flour.
Ms Mary Karooro Okurut, the State Minister for General Duties, said the food is taken to Nakawa for quality test before being distributed.
Ms Okurut, however, said the cash will be used to buy vehicles for health centres and other protective gear.
She said they would discuss the Muslim proposal of distributing food.
President Museveni said government had collected more than Shs3 billion and 31 vehicles.