A total of 148 teachers from private primary and secondary schools in Kagadi Town Council have received food relief from Kagadi District Covid-19 taskforce.
Handing over the food including cassava, green bananas and avocadoes the Kagadi Resident District Commissioner (RDC) cum taskforce chairperson, Ms Lilian Ruteraho, said “the taskforce decided to distribute the food to private school teachers since they are no longer working” and earning any salaries during this lockdown.
The food was donated to the taskforce by Rugarama Farmers Association in Mpefu Sub-county to be distributed to the needy.
At the function held at the RDC’s office, Ms Ruteraho said the District Covid-19 Taskforce plans to use the Shs20m each Member of Parliament handed over to the taskforce for procuring more food aid for the remaining teachers in private schools in the district.
The Kagadi District Inspector of Schools, Mr Julius Alinda said the donation was a symbol of appreciation for the great work that teachers in private schools do in the country.
He urged well-wishers to also contribute to teachers who teach learners over the radio.
“Other good Samaritans should support primary and secondary school teachers who participate in offering radio broadcast lessons to learners during this lockdown since they do it without pay,” he implored.
The beneficiaries lauded the taskforce and other donors for the relief to enable them survive through this lockdown period.