Minister Obua decorates the youngest runner Victor Kayden Muyimba, aged 2 and a half years

Barely 24 hours after gracing the season-ending Uganda Swimming Federation (USF) awards dinner, Minister of State for Sports Hamson Denis Obua was among the early bird parties prior to the 2020 MUBS Alumni run.

Hon. Obua was well on time before the 7:00 AM flag-off time as over 500 runners were engaged in the limbering sessions.

Quoting from the Holy Bible, Acts 20:35, Hon. Obua asserted the act of generous giving in relation to the cause of the run “Enabling Women with Disabilities get University Education”.

Minister Obua hands a trophy to Joshua Byansi, a deaf runner
Disabled runners show off their trophies

There is no blessing in giving than receiving… I thank MUBS for this initiative of the MUBS Alumni annual run. In a special way, I want to thank all the participants who have sacrificed their time and resources to attend. I salute all the sponsors. You made the right choice to associate with this worthwhile cause. I will make a humble personal contribution of Shs 500,000,” Obua noted in his brief remarks.

Minister Obua hands over a certificate to MUBS’ Hillary Kimbugwe

Organizers confessed having sold 8000 tickets each at Shs 20,000 as a general contribution towards helping women with disabilities get university education.

This was the third year running that the annual Makerere University Business School (MUBS) Alumni run was being held.

MUBS Run 2020 All winners

MUBS Deputy Principal Professor Moses Muhwezi, Hon Emmanuel Dombo, Nakawa Mayor Balimwezo joined by the representatives of run sponsors and partners attended the fun run where the top excelling runners per category received trophies and medals.

Professor Muhwezi was full of appreciation to the runners and sponsors.

“I wish to thank all those who have run and contributed generously towards the 2020 MUBS Alumni Run. We are here to help the disabled women get university education. We want to thank the alumni for coming up with this initiative of the MUBS Alumni run. I would like to thank the sponsors Mandela Group of Companies, Pepsi, Katumwa Sports Center and NUWODU among others.”

Lillian Namaganda with Minsiter Obua

David Katumwa Steele, one of the sponsors was full of praise of the objective of the run.

“This is a good cause to hold such a run as we help disabled women get university education. I, therefore, thank MUBS management and the alumni for the idea. As Mandela Group of Companies through the Supreme Flour, we pledge to continue helping such projects. For this particular run, we shall offer the officials kits (100 T-Shirts) as well as the trophies valued at Shs 7.5M. We promise to remain committed to this cause,” Basahaasha noted.

Sponsors and Partners:

Mandela Group of Companies, Katumwa Sports Center, Pepsi, Daxtine Publication, YPMA, Shaka Zulu Foods and the National Union of Women with Disabilities of Uganda (NUWODU) are some of the supporting crew.

Minister Obua hands a certificate of merit to Joy Nakyeesa

Top Performers:

Those with Disabilities:

Men:

  • Joshua Byansi
  • Ivan Spanner Ongom
  • Kennedy Turyasingura

Women:

  • Elizabeth Hello Ayo
  • Everline Akware
  • Phionah Mary Namale
  • Brendah Bonabaana (Albino)
  • Rachael Achan (Albino)

Children:

  • Kim Abigal Mayamba
  • Karlton Muyimba
  • Victor Kayden Muyimba (Aged 3 Years old)

10 KM – Men:

  1. Brian Adams Ategeka
  2. Aggrey Agaba
  3. Farid Wabutwa
  4. Ezekiel Musana
  5. Joseph Sunday
  6. Brian Wangwe
  7. Muzamiru Temuli
  8. Richard Wokuli
  9. Tonny Okello
  10. Mathias Agamba

10 KM – Women:

  • Evace Nasasira
  • Edian Nuwagaba

5 KM – Men:

  1. Emmanuel Otim
  2. Jame Mugoda
  3. Jobath Kato
  4. Isaac Diiki
  5. Samson Mutenga
  6. Lambert Ayabare
  7. Chrispin Okello
  8. Ben Ocen
  9. Frank Kayitale
  10. Derrick Nicholas Ongom
  11. Joseph Bagumirabingi
  12. Elvis Kasujja
  13. Abasi Kitaka
  14. Ibrahim Mahyoub

5 KM – Women

  • Jackline Nambalirwa
  • Lillian Namaganda
  • Sarah Nambuya
  • Irene Peace Kawuma
Minister Obua recieves a medal in appreciation of his duties from Hon Emmanuel Dombo

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

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