Covid-19: Emergency Relief Fund For Lawyers Attracts 65 Donors, Rescues 98 Lawyers In Need

As the nation prepares for the 14th COVID-19 Presidential Address, Chairperson Adv Assumpta Kemigisha Ssebunya and Treasurer Adv Sylvia Namawejje Ebitu are pleased to announce on behalf of the Goodwill Committee that the COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund for Lawyers has so far been “a resounding success, having attracted 65 donors, rescued 98 lawyers in need, counselled so many, and saved Shs 3,609,000 for future disbursements” interim report says.

An evaluation meeting of the Goodwill Committee – entrusted by the Governing Council of Uganda Law Society with the task of managing the Fund – was successfully held via Zoom between 11:00 hours and 12:30 hours on Saturday, 16 May 2020 to receive reports from the Convener, Chairperson and Treasurer, assess the Fund’s impact, and deliberate on its future.

“As the Fund was not meant to be permanent, we will announce the closure protocol depending on the direction given by President Yoweri Museveni during tonight’s COVID-19 address to the nation,” Chairperson Kemigisha Ssebunya said in a short statement to the press.

“we are exceedingly grateful for the generosity of our donors, compassion of counsellors, and the trust and courage of our beneficiaries, without whom these achievements would not have been possible,”she added.

Cash contributions as received by Treasurer Sylvia Namawejje Ebitu on her mobile numbers 0700305059 (Airtel)or 0772364114 (MTN) are now updated as follows –

1. Anonymous 200,000

2. Dora Uzamukunda 102,000

3. Isaac Atukunda 100,000

4. Daniel Ruhweza – 100,000

5. Mariam Mbabali – 100,000

6. Christopher Luwaga – 200,000

7. Daniel Makubuya – 100,000

8. Bernard Oundo – 1,000,000

9. Lydia Katami – 100,000

10. Martha Mugume – 500,000

11. Moses Kwoba- 100,000

12. Claire Kemigisha- 100,000

13. Emma Carol Rutaro – 100,000

14. Geraldine Semakula- 100,000

15. Joanita Nakimuli – 100,000

16. Irene Itol- 100,000

17. Mike Sempijja – 100,000

18. Elias Bwambale – 100,000

19. Joshua Byamazima – 50,000

20. Ronnie Mulindwa – 100,000

21. Anonymous – 50,000

22. Assumpta Kemigisha Ssebunya – 1,000,000

23. Moses M. Magezi – 200,000

24. Edgar Mugenyi – 200,000

25. Anonymous – 20,000

26. Anonymous – 70,000

27. Isaac Ssemakadde – 1,015,000

28. Timothy Lugayizi – 102,000

29. Saad Asmahaney – 193,000

30. Alexander Tuhimbise – 100,000

31. Daniel Byaruhanga – 100,000

32. Martin Erone – 310,000

33. Moreen Nyakato – 100,000

34. Sylvia Namawejje Ebitu – 150,000

35. Anonymous – 100,000

36. Faisal Mulalira – 100,000

37. Ambrose Tebyasa – 150,000

38. Francis Gimara, SC- 260,000 (Moses’ medical)

39. Primah N. Kwagala – 500,000 (Moses’ medical)

40. Anonymous – 500,000 (Moses’ medical)

41. Hope Atuhairwe Kisitu – 500,000

42. Asaph Agaba – 100,000

43. Ivan Kyateka – 500,000

44. Anonymous – 1,000,000

45. Francis Harimwomugasho – 102,000

46. Lauryn Karayi – 100,000

47. Bernard Kalasira Mukasa – 102,000

48. Gyaviira Morgan Bonna – 100,000

49. Allan Musasire – 100,000

50. Esther Adikini – 100,000

51. Nelson Walusimbi – 1,510,000

52. Franco Barekensi – 100,000

53. Anne Karungi – 505,000

54. LDC Class 2014/2015 Afterlife Group – 420,000

55. Ssemambo Rashid (5k challenge) – 300,000

56. Alex Twesigye (Agriculturalist from Kabale) – 1,100,000

57. Anonymous – 80,000

58. MacDusman Kabega – 511,000 (For a specific beneficiary)

59. Diana Angwech – 150,000

60. Samuel Obura – 202,900

61. Edwin Muhereza – 52,000

62. Anonymous – 500,000

63. Noah Mirembe – 103,000

64. Anonymous – 310,000

65. Ronald Kakungulu Mayambala – 103,000

Total Collections – 17,032,900

Less Disbursement:

20/4/20. 1 beneficiary – 1,560,000
21/4/20. 25 beneficiaries – 2,669,000
25/4/20. 20 beneficiaries – 2,810,000
26/4/20. 2 beneficiaries – 206,000
28/4/20. 11 beneficiaries – 1,283,000
2/5/20. 6 beneficiaries – 668,000
6/5/20. 10 beneficiaries – 1,858,000
13/5/20. 17 beneficiaries – 1,751,000
16/5/20. 6 beneficiaries – 618,000

Current Total Disbursed – 13,423,000

Current Total of Beneficiaries – 98

Current Balance – 3,609,900

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