Uganda Marathon gets Africell boost - Daily Monitor

Uganda Marathon gets Africell boost

Sunday February 24 2019

Uganda Marathon Country Manager Andrew Bownds receiving a dummy cheque from Africell Uganda CEO Mohammad Ghaddar

Uganda Marathon Country Manager Andrew Bownds receiving a dummy cheque from Africell Uganda CEO Mohammad Ghaddar  

By ELVIS SENONO

KAMPALA. The Uganda Marathon is set to take place in Masaka in just over two months. And organisers should have a number of logistics catered for by the time it is held at the Liberation Grounds on June 01.

This is after Africell Uganda as a title sponsor, injected shs200 million in the sponsorship catering for different logistical needs of the race.

Themed ‘Run for Education,’ the Uganda Marathon is hoping to raise shs1bn which will go into supporting different projects like building classrooms and other school necessities for schools in Masaka.

“We as Africell believe in supporting communities and supporting the people that use our services. That’s why we are partnering in the Africell Uganda Marathon,” Africell Uganda CEO Mohammed Ghaddar noted at the launch of the event held at the company offices.

The Uganda Marathon has had four editions with this expected to be the biggest that it has it had in Uganda.

Participants from all over the world come to take part in this marathon with the proceeds going towards supporting various causes.

Africell together with the rest of the organisers are looking at bettering education in the Country, one district at a time.

Uganda Marathon has been able to construct classes, construct solar units, kitchen, teaching quarters and an agricultural sustainability plan for Bugabira Primary School as a result of the fundraising done in previous runs.

“Uganda Marathon has transformed Bugabira Primary School with, solar systems, fresh water well, classroom blocks, school kitchen, agricultural projects and sports grounds. All this support led to out of 26 six students completing their P7 exams 20 got 1st Grade and 6 got 2nd Grade,” Moses Kigozi – Director of Bugabira Primary School one of the beneficiaries of the charity through the years noted.

According to the Africell Public Relations Officer, Edgar Karamagi “race kits are to be sold at UGX 10,000 and will be purchased at different Africell shops around Kampala, Masaka and Mbarara. For Africell subscribers there will be discounts for people who use Africell Money to pay for their tickets.

Ticket sales will be available at select Africell shops in Masaka, Mbarara and Kampala together with the Uganda Marathon office in Masaka town, Mpuuga building Opposite Bank of Africa.

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