Erute government prison receives donation from Pakistani traders
Last Updated on: 12th May 2020, 10:06 pm
Pakistanis Association Uganda Lira chapter (PAU Lira) have donated edible items to Erute government prison.
The donations were especially to help Muslim inmates cope up with the Ramadan period. During this period, Muslim faithful are fasting.
The Tuesday’s donation comes nearly two weeks after the same Pakistani business men donated an assortment of items to Muslim inmates at Lira central government prison.
Sadaaz Ateeq Nawaz, the president of Pakistan Association in-charge Lira donated the items which comprised of 50kgs of rice, 50kgs of beans, a hundred Kgs of posho and 50kgs of sugar, among others.
This was later confirmed in a statement by Agha Alsam, the PAU media coordinator for Uganda and East Africa.
Mr Agha stressed that the donation is to show solidarity not only with the Muslim but the entire inmates who are currently imprisoned.
According to Mr Ateeq Nawaz, the items were received by Faith Norah Malinga. Mrs Malinga is the Officer in Charge (OC) of Erute government prison.
Mrs Malinga lauded the Mr Ateeq and the entire community of Pakistani business men in Lira for their benevolence and philanthropic acts that has seen them support a number of charities in Lango sub-region.
PAU Lira has among other institutions donated to Ngetta Babies Homes and also recently to Lira district task force.