Sunday 20th June: from Kampala by email.
Jen and I landed at Entebbe airport this morning to be met by some friendly Ugandan faces. Pastor Paul and driver David. David was particularly enthusiastic to tell me of the latest arrival to his family, his tiny new baby daughter. And YES- she does already sleep under a mosquito net!
Shortly after checking into our Kampala hotel we met with the Permanet suppliers. They have kindly delivered 600 nets to the church and we have paid the balance in full. I have inspected the nets and I’m really pleased with the order. They are nicely packaged and treated with long-lasting insecticide, exactly as I ordered. We’ve had a quick photoshoot with the guys that delivered them and their stunning “Fight Malaria” T-shirts
It’s lovely to be back to the hustle and bustle of Kampala township life. It’s a pleasant 28 degrees and hot and sunny. Jen is in her element playing with the coryzal bare-foot toddlers. I think primary school children are a bit beyond her – she seems much more comfortable with the nursery age kids!
The remaining nets and pharmaceuticals we ordered from Europe have arrived successfully by airfreight, and we will clear them with the Ugandan Drug Authority and customs first thing tomorrow (Monday) morning.
Next job: to find a team of local men to load the tonne of nets onto our vehicle!