AMDA Donates Food to Over 750 Households in Isingiro District

Fr. Deus Twijukye speaks to residents on Thursday

Following a prolonged drought spell in Isingiro District which left many households with no food as most of the crops dried up, purchase members of the Arcdiocese of Mbarara Develolment Association (AMDA) mobilised resources and procured 8 tonnes of maize flour that was distributed in most affected areas of Isingiro on Thursday.

The food aid was distributed in the three most affected parishes of Rutete, advice Burigi, side effects Kyabahesi and Nshororo Parishes in Mbale Sub-county, Kikoba Parish in Endiinzi Sub-county and Murema Parish in Kashumba subcounty where about 700 households were reached.

Residents line up to receive food from AMDA

Residents line up to receive food from AMDA

The AMDA Chairman Dr. Gaston Ampe said that members of the association positively responded to the dire need for food for people in the district who have been hit by famine.

“As AMDA, we are very happy to participate in an exercise that defines our social responsibility as Catholics. As a principle, we Catholics give – not because the beneficiaries are Catholics but because we, are Catholics,” Mr Ampe said.

He also noted that the money used to buy the 8000 kilos of maize flour was raised as part of generous contributions made by AMDA members.

Monies collected were used to purchase food that was given to the most vulnerable, most affected families in the district – irrespective of their faith or their creed.

“We are very grateful to Kingdom Rice through Liz Kosenene for their contribution of 2.5 tonnes which we also distributed to the communities in Isingiro district.”

Mr. Ampe further called on other well-wishers to mobilise whatever little they have and use it to feed our needy brothers and sisters across the country.

About 700 households were reached with the help

About 700 households were reached with the help

Father Muhumuza Ulbano, the Assistant Parish Priest of Birinduma Parish applauded the AMDA Team saying that their gesture demonstrates what the Catholic faith teaching of sharing the little available with the needy.

“We are particularly grateful to the entire AMDA leadership and all the members for living true to the Christian values,” he said, while appealing to the members of the public to preserve the environment, plant trees but also consider other ventures other than relying on only bananas.

Happy Isingiro residents walk away with food from AMDA

Happy Isingiro residents walk away with food from AMDA

About AMDA

The Archdiocese of Mbarara Development Association (AMDA) is an umbrella association uniting all Catholics that hail from Mbarara Archdiocese living in Kampala and surrounding Areas such as Entebbe, Mukono, Wakiso and Jinja.

The Archdiocese of Mbarara has 45 Parishes and each one has members in AMDA. The Association currently has over 3,000 members and the number is still growing.


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