By Moses Alinda
ARUA: The state minister for investment, Evelyn Anite, and the former Turkish ambassador to Uganda, Alp Karim, donated over 70 cows to the Muslim community in greater Arua on June 30, 2023.
The cows were donated for Eid Al Adha celebrations, which continue in Arua, Yumbe, Koboko, and other parts of the country.
Some cows were slaughtered, and meat was donated to the Uganda People’s Defense Force, Uganda Police, the ghetto boys, the West Nile effort for Museveni, and other community members.
During an interview with this publication, Alp Karim, former Turkish ambassador to Uganda, said the donation was meant to give back to the community of West Nile since Eid al-Adha is a time to make sacrifices.
He, however, promised more support for the people of West Nile through collaboration with more non-governmental organizations in Turkey.
Mahmud Amin Gafa from Yumbe said most people didn’t manage to taste meat during Eid al-Adha due to financial difficulties, adding that it has come timely and promised a fair distribution for his people.
Gafa, however, urged the donors to increase the quantity next time so that more people could benefit from such gifts.
Onjiga Ismail chairman Riyadh mosque Koboko said their mode of distribution will be among family members, not individuals, and also appreciated the donors support.
Chandiru Zaitun female workers Arua City, also vice chairperson of the West Nile effort for Museveni, said it is the first of its kind that selection was done freely because most times beneficiaries are selected from the top level, leaving behind the grass-roots people.
She also applauded the government of Uganda for allowing such organizations into the country.
The donation is country-wide and started with districts in the Eastern part of the country and was followed by the West Nile region.
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