The donation is to support the Ministry of Health and health institutions during the response against COVID-19.
An announcement signed by Mutaganda Eric Herbez, ASSIMPER president, stated that health institutions will receive fuel cards to use at petrol stations. The announcement reads:
"During these critical times, ASSIMPER found it a necessity to assist health institutions as they run daily to the rescue of patients and to conduct sensitization activities."
Akumuntu Joseph, ASSIMPER executive secretary told IGIHE that it is the responsibility of the private sector to assist the government as we strive to eradicate coronavirus.
"The virus has affected business in general but particularly for private institutions. It is our duty and a necessity to contribute to stopping it for business activities to resume."
Of the 56,000 litres of fuel, Merez petroleum donated 5000 litres, Engen 5000 litres , Discentre 5000 litres and Mount Meru Petroleum 5000 litres.
Source Oil donated 5000 litres, Energy Solutions Ltd (Enes) 5000 litres, Gaz Oil 4000 litres, SP 10 000 litres , Hashi Energy 5000 litres, Black Star 3000 litres, Mogas 3000 litres and Kobil donated 1000 litres.