The company donated 300 oxygen cylinders to major hospitals across 17 districts to benefit those in critical conditions.
Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja received the donation that came in at a value of Shs 333 million ($92,000).
The cylinders will be distributed across the country covering all regions: Acholi, Ankole, Buganda, Bukedi, Bunyoro, Busoga, Karamoja, Kigezi, Lango, Sebei-Elgon, Tooro, and West Nile.
Over the past few weeks, Uganda has tightened restrictions to curb a devastating rise in Covid-19 infections. These rising cases have tested the capacity of the Ugandan healthcare system.
Nabbanja said NBL’s continued support will make a real difference to the exceptionally difficult Covid-19 situation in the country.
‘’Our thanks go to NBL, to their parent company AB InBev, and to the individuals and teams that made this possible,’’ Nabbanja said.
Nile Breweries has over time proved to be a valuable pillar of the Ugandan economy. It contributes nearly Shs400 billion to the GDP each year.
The company has also supported approximately 40,000 formal and informal jobs.
During the first Covid-19 hit in 2020, NBL responded quickly by donating 25 tons of maize meals to those threatened by hunger.
It also donated 7,900 liters of fuel to the Covid-19 task forces of various districts as well as medical equipment to hospitals.
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