In a letter dated 28th April 2020 addressed to the Kyambogo University Vice Chancellor Professor Eli Katunguka, the university’s Guild President Jonathan Tundulu has called for food support to starving international students who are still trapped in Uganda.
According to Tundulu, these students are still trapped in their respective residences around the university since the government closed all boarders in a bid to curb the spread of COVID-19.
“This letter serves to seek support to these students so as to cope up with the hardship they are experiencing in these times of the lockdown,” reads part of the letter.
Tundulu’s letter has come few days after the university administration handed over relief items to the national task force for COVID-19. The items included maize flour and soap which were handed over by a team led by the Vice Chancellor himself.
While handing over the items to the task force, Katunguka requested that they should be distributed to the Banda and Kyambogo community which the task force agreed to do. However it is not yet clear whether some of the international students got something from this donation.
Tundulu urges the administration to first find out the number of international students before distributing the food.
Read his letter below;