Private Sector Foundation Uganda together with its partners have today launched a campaign dubbed “Tugobe Corona. Wear A Mask.”
The campaign is aimed at sensitising and creating awareness among Ugandans to share information on the benefits of wearing a mask and wearing it correctly at all times to keep Covid-19 at bay.
This campaign will run for a month across the country, with the initial campaign starting today in Kampala.
PSFU has been working closely with Ministry of Health and the National Task force on COVID 19 over the last couple of months.
“We urge Ugandans to take personal responsibility and strictly WEAR A MASK as a primary shield at all times. Each time you do not wear a mask, you put your life and that of your family, friends, and work mates at risk. Let’s do this together, and this way we shall remain safe, alive and continue normally with our businesses,”said Elly Karuhanga, Chairman PSFU
Ricky Rapa Thompson (SafeBoda co-founder), on behalf of key industry partners in the boda boda community, highlighted the importance of unity in the boda boda industry to promote safety.
“Boda bodas are one of the main forms of transportation in Kampala and Uganda. It’s therefore important that we unite as the boda boda industry because we have the power to impact the behaviour of our customers and the public in adhering to SOPs and reducing the spread of COVID-19,” he said.
To push this campaign, PSFU will partner with MasterCard Foundation, SafeBoda, KACITA, PRAU, Civil society, and religious leaders.