‘Kagera crowded islands, markets in great need of Covid-19 PPE

22May 2020
Correspondent
Bukoba
The Guardian
‘Kagera crowded islands, markets in great need of Covid-19 PPE

​​​​​​​AUTHORITIES in Kagera Region have said the regions’ outlying islands in Lake Victoria and many auctions areas are in great need of items for the protection against Covid-19 infections.

Kagera Region Administrative Officer (RAS) Prof Faustine.

This was revealed by Kagera Region Administrative Officer (RAS) Prof Faustine Kamuzora when receiving, on behalf of the Regional Commissioner, various items for the protection against the pandemic’s infections donated by World Vision Tanzania.

The items included 198 loud speakers, 200 bottles sanitisers, 500 masks, 45 water buckets 106,000 pairs of gloves and 38,000 chlorine tablets all valued at more than 37.2m/-.

Prof Kamuzora said the government was planning to meet with some stakeholders to ask them for assistance of protective items for the areas in order to control the spreading of the disease.

He said he knows that islands areas have huge gatherings of people hence they are in great need of the protective items, but also at the auctions where many people meet for business transactions, who must be reminded on the importance of protecting themselves.

The Representative of World Vision for Kagera Region Joseph Potino said they will continue working together with the government in the fight against Covid-19 infections as so far the institution has provided anti-Covid-19 items worth 61.5m/-. 

Kagera Region is claimed to have more than 26 islands that are inhabited.