Hundreds of people living with hearing impairment will celebrate Easter in style thanks to a donation from the Uganda Hotel and Tourism Training Institute (UHTTI).
Led by the institute principal Ms Miriam Namutosi and other members of the UHTTI top management, the Jinja-based institute donated items worth Shs6 million to Jinja residents with hairing impairment under their umbrella association Jinja Deaf Association (JIDA).
Ms Namutosi, while handing over the items at an event held at the JIDA headquarters in Jinja city, said it is part of the institute’s corporate social responsibility to stand with the community in Busoga sub-region.
“We commend you for the support you give the institute including giving us students and we are committed to supporting you,” Ms Namutosi said.
She hailed the JIDA chairperson Moses Musenze who she described as a selfless leader who is deeply concerned about the plight of his people.
Musenze in his communication lauded UHTTI-Crested Crane Hotel for the giving heart and helping the people he leads to have a joyful Easter season.
The deaf used the event to exhibit a horde of items they make, including scarfs, baskets, liquid soap, among other items.
The colourful event was attended by the Jinja City Mayor ;Peter Kasolo and Jinja City Division West MP Timothy Batuwa, among others.