KAMPALA, March 8 (Xinhua) -- Chinese nationals living in Uganda donated on Thursday school fees worth 16,000 U.S. dollars to needy children of police officers killed or incapacitated while on duty.
The fund was built in 2016 after the Chinese community in Uganda realized that many children of local police officers who died on duty did not have enough school fees to keep them studying, said Jeff Lin, chairman of the Uganda Chinese Industrial Commercial Association.
"We support children who are in villages. Some of the police schools we visit are also not in good condition. That is why we started this fund. We shall keep on supporting them," Lin said.
Lemmy Twinomugisha, director of Welfare and Production of the Uganda Police Force, thanked the Chinese community for their help.
"I am very happy you have started this initiative of helping the police force. The Chinese and Ugandans are very good friends," Twinomugisha said.
He also called for more cooperation between the Chinese community and the Ugandan police.
Chen Huixin, counselor of the Chinese Embassy in Uganda, also thanked the Chinese association for supporting the local police.