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Uganda High Commission in South Africa receives 20,000 masks donated to frontline workers

Ambassador Kintu Nyago, the Acting Head of Mission at the Uganda High Commission in South Africa, yesterday received a donation of 20, 000 FFP2 face masks from U-Mask, intended for front-line health workers in Uganda.

U-Mask is a South African company that manufactures a range of masks that has been in operation for over 10 years and is committed to supporting the cause in fighting the COVID-19 Pandemic globally and more so in Africa.

The masks were delivered by officials from U-Mask, Mr. Jordean Eksteen – CEO, Mr. Bongani Khumalo – Head of International Relations and Mr. Peter-John du Plooy – Head of Key Accounts and received at the Official Chancery premises in Pretoria by the Ag. Head of Mission, Amb. Kintu Nyago, accompanied by the Mission Officials, Mr. Robert Bitaroho – Minister Counsellor and Mrs. Sarah Nakamya – Counsellor.

Amb. Kintu Nyago, the Ag. Head of Mission, (C) Mrs. Sarah Nakamya – Counsellor
(3rd Right) accompanied by the Mission Officials, Mr. Robert Bitaroho – Minister Counsellor (L) Mr. Jordean Eksteen – CEO,( R) Mr. Bongani Khumalo – Head of International Relations (2nd R) and Mr. Peter-John du Plooy – Head of Key Accounts (2nd L) at the Official Chancery premises in Pretoria.

The CEO of U-Mask requested Amb. Kintu and his team for more information regarding the Covid-19 situation in Uganda so that the Company looks into offering further assistance.

In his response the Ag. Head of Mission informed that the Mission would continue to provide U- Masks with the latest necessary information in regard to the Covid-19 situation back home to further Cooperation in this matter.

Both parties agreed to pay a visit to U-Masks’ factory at the earliest possible. Amb. Kintu Nyago thanked U-Masks for their kind gesture and willingness to do more in supporting the government of Uganda in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.

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