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.
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.