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Rotaract Club of KIU and Rotary club of Muyenga Tankhill poised to end Malaria in Kabalagala


By Isaac Akugizibwe

KIU, Main Campus-The Rotaract club of KIU on Saturday 3rd December 2022 joined their senior friends, the Rotary Club of Muyenga Tankhill in their anti-malaria campaign project in Kikuba Mutwe zone in Kabalagala, Makindye East division.

This was the second time in two months that the Ultimate Rotaract club of KIU was joining Rotarians from Muyenga Tankhill in their signature project aimed at fighting the spread of Malaria in Kikuba Mutwe zone.

"We have always been honoured by the constant invites of the Rotary Club of Muyenga Tank. I can't express the joy my club members have always expressed at the invite of partnership for the Clean up project and Malaria prevention in Kikuba Mutwe," said Mildred Kwagala the president of the Rotaract club of KIU.

Saturday's event began with a clean-up of trenches, sweeping and collecting all the rubbish in areas considered breeding places for Mosquitos that transmit malaria.

The Rotarians used megaphones to spread the anti-malaria gospel where they told residents about the spread, prevention, treatment, and symptoms of Malaria. They also gave out mosquito nets to vulnerable and endangered families.

"Today we were giving out mosquito nets as well on top of cleaning and draining of trenches that are mosquito reservoirs," Kwagala said.

"The people of Kikuuba Mutwee ignited gratitude towards the club by joining us throughout the entire project led by their councilor Mrs.Carol," She added.

"We were later invited by the President-Elect of the club for a  luncheon at Amare restaurant in Kabalagala. While at lunch, we shared experiences from the project and promised to keep up with our partnership," President Mildred Kwagala explained.

The Rotaract club of KIU meets every Monday from 5 pm to 6 pm at the University's Main hall. This year's meetings dubbed fellowships as used in rotary have been suspended due to the ongoing exams and according to president Mildred, the club will resume serious business next semester.