Coping: Use food sparingly—Mayor to recipients

By Elina Jonas Ruzindaza
On 2 April 2020 at 01:31

Residents of Gatsibo district that have been given food to mitigate shortages as a result of national quarantine intended to prevent spread of coronavirus, have been asked to consume the food sparingly and avoid any form of waste so that it takes them through the remaining days of the quarantine.

The request was made Tuesday as the Gatsibo District Deputy Mayor for Social Welfare, Kantengwa Mary, supervised food distribution in Ngarama sector,where rice, beans, maize flour, sweet potatoes and cooking oil were given out.

"We urge you not to waste any food particle. For those that can tend to your gardens, the food donations will help you to work without starving," she said.

One of the recipients, a mother who lives in Ngarama cell in Urukundo Village, said she used to work as a janitor. Following COVID-19 prevention cautionary measures, she lost her job which provide for her children.

“I will sparingly use the food given to me as I am looking for something else to do. "
Residents in fourteen sectors in Gatsibo district have already been provided with food from the government and private sector.

Residents of Gatsibo district were given food to mitigate shortages as a result of national quarantine intended to prevent spread of coronavirus

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