The Deputy Chief of Civil Military Cooperation (CIMIC) of the Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces (UPDF) Lt Col Sam Ntambirwe has on behalf of the Force handed over assorted food items to the Luwero District Khadi Shiek Mulindwa Ramadhan at the Luwero Muslim District Council Headquarters, Kasana.
Lt Col Ntambirwe, who represented the Chief CIMIC Maj Gen Innocent Oula, said the food items are Zakatal fitr from the UPDF to the Muslim community in the District.
He added that the UPDF believes in sharing with the community. He congratulated the moslems for the successful completion of the Holy month of Ramathan inspite of the challenges of COVID 19.
The food items included Sugar, Rice and cooking oil. Sheik Mulindwa thanked the UPDF for the donation and said it is a manifestation of the Forces’ pro-people ideology. He added that the food items will be issued to the elderly, orphans, widows and the sick for Eid El-fitr celebrations.
The RDC of Luwero, Namulindwa Phoebe, thanked the Muslim Community in Luwero for adhering to the Anti COVID-19 guidelines during the holy month of Ramathan and urged them to continue observing the regulations even after Ramadhan.
She wished the Muslims a happy Eid El-fitir celebrations to the people of Luwero.
The function was attended by among other people the Muslim clerics in the District and the Director of CIMIC under Land Forces, Lt Col Christine Nekesa.