USPA and NSSF Officials show off the MOU in Kampala Credit: KAWOWO SPORTS

Kampala Hash Fun Run: 12th March 2017

Starting point – Pearl Africa Primary School, Nsambya (Covering 21 KM)

[/media-credit] L-R: USPA Vice President Ritah Aliguma, President Sabitti Muwanga, NSSF Communications and Marketing head Barbra Arimi and PRO of NSSF Victor Karamagi show off the MOU signed Credit: KAWOWO SPORTS

Less than 24 hours after engaging the Confederation of Africa Badminton body in the inaugural media workshop, Uganda Sports Press Association (USPA) has partnered with National Social Social Security Fund (NSSF) to promote the famous Kampala Hash run.

The partnership was officially unveiled on Friday in Kampala during a press briefing.

Addressing the journalists during the launch, Barbra Teddy Arimi, the Head of Marketing and Communication at NSSF, tagged the partnership as a ‘great stride’ as far as promoting the run is concerned.

We have made great progress to promote the NSSF 7 Hills run

We are excited to have this partnership. USPA’s coming on board is very instrumental. 20 people will run from USPA.

It is a run that has been tried and tested over the years after being there for the last 15 years under the Kampala Hash House Harriers.

Non-monetary partnership:

The partnership is targeted at promoting the run and remains non-monetary according to a memorandum of understanding signed between the two bodies.

[/media-credit] L-R: Patrick Kanyomozi, Ritah Aliguma, Sabitti Muwanga and NSSF’s Barbra Arimi Credit: KAWOWO Sports

USPA president, Sabitti Muwanga who was flanked by the Vice President Ritah Aliguma and General Secretary Patrick Kanyomozi hailed the partnership.

We are so much humbled as USPA for this partnership. This is a great opportunity once again for us to associate with partners. For this Kampala Hash Fun run, we are privileged to be part and parcel.

The 2017 Kampala Hash Run was launched last Friday at Makerere University Primary School.

The run will take place on the 12th March 2017.

This run that is centered around the seven original and historical  hills of Kampala city (Nakasero, Kibuli, Old Kampala, Namirembe, Rubaga, Lubiri and Nsambya) with a common goal of collecting funds to renovated Kampala Public Schools.

Proceeds from the  run will go towards renovation of 3 primary schools – Makerere Primary School, Summit View Army Primary School, and completion of works at Nakivubo Settlement Primary School.

Last year, about Shs65 million was raised and two schools were renovated – Nakivubo Settlement Primary School and construction of a water facility at St. Ponsiano Kyamula Primary School.

This year, the target is to raise Shs200 million.

David Isabirye is a senior staff writer for Kawowo Sports where he covers most of the major events.

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