Eskom Uganda Limited (EUL),a subsidiary of Eskom Enterprises SOC Ltd the leading electricity utility company in Africa has handed over a series of materials used in the observance of COVID-19 Standard Operating Procedures to Njeru Primary School.
The materials which included a range of foot operated wash stations, hand sanitizers, bars of soap, masks, and temperature guns, among others amounted to six million Uganda shillings.
Speaking at the handover, Thozama Gangi, the Eskom Managing Director encouraged the teachers and students to continue looking out for each other’s health especially as pupil numbers grow with more classes reporting to school.
“Please stay safe and continue to look out for each other’s wellbeing. COVID-19 is still with us”, she encouraged.
The school, one of Eskom’s legacy projects has enjoyed support from the power company since 2017. This support has translated into growth in enrolment numbers and improved academic.
The school head teacher, Farouk Musuuba appreciated Eskom for its continued support to the school.
“We are eternally grateful to Eskom for your support. As you know some schools, including ours struggled to meet government set standard operating procedures to combat COVID-19. We are happy to have a partner like Eskom to hold our hand.”
Eskom has invested over UGX 9.2 billion (USD 2.5m) in communities in Jinja, Buikwe and Gulu over the past 18 years in areas of the environment, sports, health, and education.
Eskom Uganda is an electricity generation company incorporated in Uganda in 2002 and it entered a twenty year concession agreement on 1st April 2003 to operate and maintain two government owned hydro power plants, Nalubaale and Kiira whose total installed capacity is 380MW.The two plants started operations in 1954 and 2003 respectively.