Kabale Municipality Development Foundation (KMDF) Launches COVID-19 Community Assistance Fund
On March 18th, 2020, the Government of Uganda introduced several measures in addition to the guidelines by WHO to stop the spread of COVID-19. On March 25, 2020, the Government banned public transport and non-food markets. Prior to that on 18th March 2020, it had closed all Schools, institutions, bars, and instituted a mandatory quarantine in hotels for Ugandans returning from high-risk countries, for which those in quarantine initially had to pay for being in quarantine. The government also closed public court hearings and public transport. On March 30, Government announced several additional measures including a nighttime curfew, banning the use of all privately-owned vehicles, and closing shopping malls and non-food stores.
With most of these measures still in place, People across Kabale Municipality are now contemplating what the long-term impacts will be on their personal lives, their communities, and their livelihoods. Now, people in Kabale Municipality especially the urban poor are not only worried about COVID-19 pandemic but also are worried about hunger, loss of jobs and incomes, fear of not accessing clean water, soap, sanitizers, and protective gears to protect themselves and their loved ones against the COVID-19.
SUSTAINABLE FOOD FORUM THEMES
Sustainable food initiatives that KMDF Supported under the theme of Growing include 1) Urban farm-this initiative involves growing vegetables2) Farmer at home, coach for gardens support the growing fruits and…
Under the theme of delivering, the following sustainable food initiatives were supported by KMDF;1) Bigfarm. This involves livestock, events and farmshop with regional products2) Foodbank. This initiative involves local food…
Under the theme of Enjoying, KMDF Supported the following sustainable food initiatives 1) Food event –An outdoor vegetarian bi-annual event where meals are provided for over 500 persons.2) Promotion-Plus- This…