Lato Milk donates UGX 345 million to fight Covid-19 in UgandaPrime Minister Rugunda (left) received the milk donation on behalf of the government in a company with the Minister in Charge of General Duties, Mary Karooro Okurut and other government officials.
Pearl Dairy Farm Limited, the producers of Lato Milk, has donated UGX 345 million to the people of Uganda following the government call to the private sector to contribute to efforts against the Covid-19 pandemic.
Uganda’s biggest milk processor donated 41,200 liters of liquid milk worth UGX 225 million to the Prime Minister’s office and UGX 120 million to the Indian Association of Uganda.
Pearl Dairy Head of Sales, Nirav Patel said, “We are all concerned for the well-being of the people of Uganda during this crisis. Good nutrition is essential for both healthy people and those already infected with Covid-19 because it helps strengthen the body’s immune system. We know that milk is an especially important dietary component for the young. This is why Pearl Dairy Farm Limited has taken this step to contribute towards this cause and demonstrate our commitment to this fight. Many people will benefit from this donation as milk can help supplement other foods. With a glass of milk (200 ml) one is assured to get calcium, protein, iodine, potassium, phosphorus and vitamins B2 and B12.”
Lato Milk is brand of Pearl Diary Farms Ltd, the company’s manufacturing unit is based in Mbarara District of Uganda. The plant is engaged in processing liquid milk to various types of dairy products namely butter oil, ghee, skimmed milk powder, full cream milk powder and other dairy products.
He said, “We thank His Excellency, the President Yoweri Museveni, the Prime Minister Hon. Ruhakana Rugunda, the Ministry of Health and the government as a whole, for accepting our humble contribution. It is hard to predict what the future holds in these uncertain times, but we call upon the public to remain vigilante and adhere to the government and World Health Organisation directives in order to combat this pandemic and minimize the numbers of infections. We as Pearl Diary Farms Limited pledge to continue supporting the government and the general public as long as this pandemic persists.”