By Paul Mayambala
Kinyara Sugar Limited recently extended support to the Masindi Prison Muslim in-mates towards Al Fitr celebrations that marked the end of the fasting period.
The support was in form of both food and non-food items worth Sh2.6m. This included bags of rice, meat, cartons of sodas, bags of sugar and boxes of soap.
These items were handed over by the General Manager of Kinyara Sugar Limited Ravi Ramalingam at the prison to the Muslim community amidst the Officer in-Charge Masindi Prison SP Anna Kyatuhaire, Resident District Commissioner Masindi Godfrey Nyakahuma, the Kinyara Sugar Limited Agriculture Manager Mathivanan Masilamani and the Communications Manager Mathias Wanok.
Godfrey Nyakahuma, the resident district commissioner, congratulated the in-mates upon successfully completing the fasting period and wished them happy Eid Al Fitr celebrations. He further applauded the in-mates for their excellent disciplined conduct during the holy month of Ramadan and encouragement them to keep up with the same discipline as they peacefully complete their jail sentences with God’s mercy and guidance
Additionally, He thanked Kinyara Sugar Limited for being a cordial organization that supports the community through playing a cardinal role in corporate social responsibility through activities such as these.
‘‘On behalf of Kinyara Sugar Limited, I congratulate all of you upon completing the fasting period. The holy month of Ramadan teaches and encourages better practices such as self-discipline, self-control, sacrifice, and empathy for those who are less fortunate thus encouraging actions of generosity, love, togetherness and charity which are key aspects in our lives.’’ said Ravi R. the General Manager of Kinyara Sugar Limited.
He further encouragement the in-mates to remain strong and focused on the positive aspects like the skills in carpentry, metal fabrication, tailoring among others that they are being taught as this will gradually make them better people.
The OC, SP Anna Kyatuhaire thanked Kinyara Sugar Limited and the resident district commissioner for showing love to the prison and hoped for more future engagements such as these that put a smile on the faces of the in-mates.