MTN Uganda has donated a Water Ambulance to the Kiyindi Landing site community in a move to step up emergency response amidst the current health crises caused by Covid-19.
The 52 Million -15-Seater state-of-the-art water vessel will be used to respond to patient referrals and other emergencies between Buikwe and Buvuma districts.
The donation of the emergency boatsteams from a request from the fishing community last year when MTN Uganda staff visited Kiyindi landing site to launch their annual staff voluntary program dubbed “21 days of y’ello care”.
The boat was handed over to Ms Jane Frances Kagaia, the Resident District Commissioner of Buikwe who thanked MTN Uganda for heeding to the request of the people of Buvuma and the surrounding areas.
“I thank MTN Uganda for giving us this emergency rescue boat. Here travelling by water is almost inevitable and like all forms of transport, we encounter situations that require the services of an emergency rescue or response boat.
“This will ensure water transport safety for our residents and visitors as they travel between the mainland and the islands,” Kagaia said.