Letshego Holdings Ltd, under its subsidiary Letshego Uganda has today donated a consignment worth UGX4m to Kyotera town as an added effort towards the district’s efforts in managing the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic.
“During times of uncertainty and crisis, one cannot reiterate enough the need to support one another. COVID-19 has really tested our collective strength. With many businesses closing, unemployment spiking, inability to pay rent, and keeping the lights on- getting tougher than ever before. That’s why partnering with an initiative that is already making strides in bettering their community is an opportunity we couldn’t pass on,” remarked Aijukwe Giles, CEO Letshego.
In line with their tagline, which is Improving Lives, Letshego is focused on environmental and community stewardship. “We profoundly believe in development which meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations. So we help where we can because we are firmly committed to building a better world together. An initiative like supporting the Kasolo Foundation is a formidable and worthwhile partnership,” Aijukwe resounded.
“All of our operations are engaging in prevention and awareness campaigns to sensitize the local communities regarding Covid-19. Since the beginning of the Coronavirus pandemic: we donated 1,000,000 masks and gloves, produced 28,000 liters of antibacterial gel, contributed more +5,000 tons of our products to build hospitals, distributed 650,000 meals and food packages, and sanitized 1,000 villages”
The Kasolo Foundation caters to over 100 youth (male/female) in the Kyotera area by arming them with skills in hairdressing, sewing, motorcycle repair and maintenance, metalwork and fabrication, and carpentry. Hon Kasolo’s foresight to the opening of the Foundation was premised on the public outcry for increasing levels of youth employment in Kyotera. The foundation also ensures discipline through counseling and guidance classes, bookkeeping, customer care, and marketing skills.
“I would also like to take this opportunity to thank the management and staff of Letshego Uganda for heeding the calls of the people of Kyotera and for their continued support to the youth. Their donation will go a long way in providing much-needed assistance to the staff and beneficiaries of the foundation. We are eternally grateful,” remarked Hon HarunaKyeyuneKasolo, MP of Kyotera.
The government is doing whatever is possible to protect us from Covid-19. It is important that we too do our part. Lets’ continue washing hands with soap or sanitizers, try and maintain social distancing and wear our masks appropriately.”