By Uganda Online
Kampala: The Uganda Registration Services Bureau (URSB) has donated various relief items worth millions to the Mapeera Bakateyamba home for vulnerable people in Kampala.
Among the items donated include sugar, rice, posho, salt, soap, flour, eggs, toilet paper, and beans.
According to URSB Registrar General Mercy K.Kainobwisho, the donation was in line with the organization’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) policy to give back to those in need.
Kainobwisho further noted that the bureau will continue to support the needy.
“We care about the communities in which we operate. As such, we try as much as possible to
lookout for their needs and make our contribution, however small it is,” Kainobwisho said.
“Many of these elderly persons were once useful to the country, but because they have grown
and do not have money and ability to look after themselves, our support is highly needed and
these items will help in keeping them healthy and functional,” She added.
The elderly home accommodates over 100 people elderly and sick young people was started by
the late Emmanuel Cardinal Nsubuga with the aim of providing shelter for less advantaged
Sister Mary Lawrence Nakiwu, the Administrator, Mapeera Bakateyamba Home, says the
donated items will go a long in helping improve the lives of the people in the home.
Mapeera Bakateyamba Home is currently residence to needy people from all walks of life.
“We have our farm in Mukono from which we get food to feed our beneficiaries. However, we
have a very old small pick-up that breaks down most of the time. We are therefore facing
challenges of collecting fresh organic food. We appeal to the Bureau to look into it so that we
take care of these elders,” Nakiwu said
The oldest being in his 90’s while the youngest is just barely two years- old. According to Sister
Nakiwu, the home whose monthly budget is in millions of shillings runs on donations from
Vincent Katutsi, Chairman URSB CSR Committee said they would continue to place priority on
vulnerable people while making donations. “URSB is interested in making a contribution to
lessening community challenges.
As the Bureau, we appreciate the services provided by Mapeera Bakateyamba’s Home of the Elderly and recognize the challenges the administration faces in caring for the home. This is the reason we chose to donate these items here”. He said
Founded by the late Emmanuel Cardinal Nsubuga in 1978, the Mapeera Bakateyamba home is
run by the Good Samaritan Sisters under the patronage of Kampala Catholic Archdiocese.
Located at Nalukolongo, along the Kampala-Masaka road, the home has a hostel with a capacity
for 300 people. Currently, there are disabled, elderly, destitute, and otherwise vulnerable
persons at the facility