Wednesday July 30 2014

Golfers fundraise Shs100m for ‘state-of-the-art’ Ibanda Hospital machines

Tiang Tang II with their trophies. Archbishop

Tiang Tang II with their trophies. Archbishop Bakyenga (3rd R) and captain Rugamba (L)  



After fundraising Shs40.8m for Tunaweza Children’s Center last month, Uganda Golf Club (UGC) members and corporate world showed they were still willing to swing their golf clubs for a good cause.
The Minister of State for Works Hon John Byabagambi, who is also the Ibanda South Member of Parliament, had earlier stated that the hospital needed to find Shs65m to purchase Humaster Blood Chemistry Machine last week. At least Shs100m was collected from the fundraising golf event on July 25 at the par-72 Uganda Golf Club, Kitante course. Kampala-based Case Medical Centre’s proprietor Dr Kato Sebbaale supplemented the offer with a High End Electronic Microscope.
“As doctors today, we must be sure about what we are treating. These diagnostic tools will go a long in prolonging people’s lives in the area,” said Sebbaale, who was flanked by his former student Dr Emmanuel and Dr. James Byaruhanga.
The Archbishop of Mbarara Diocese Paul Bakyenga, who was the chief guest, lauded the kind gesture and challenged the doctors at the medical facility to go the extra mile. “I want to thank Hon Byabagambi. He is a good man. Now the facility must go a long way in helping secure many more lives,” said the Archbishop with a renown sporting background.
Veteran Francis Kazinduzi carded 42 stableford points and Brenda Ngabo (38 points countback) scooped the overall men and women’s titles. Tiang Tang II with 109 points was the best team.