Rotary Run 2021 launch at Cardinal Wamala's Residence on Tuesday, 27th April 2021

Nkozi Hospital Run 2021 (Virtual): Saturday, 3rd July (Each kit costs Shs 20,000/=)

For the second year in a row, the annual Nkozi Hospital run will be held in a virtual format because of the Coronavirus pandemic.

Participants will be expected to buy kits (running vests) at Shs. 20,000 each and dress them on the designated day of the run (Saturday, 3rd July 2021), then take a picture with it and post on the social media outlets.

This year’s run was officially launched on Tuesday, 27 April 2021 at the leafy Cardinal Wamala’s residence, Nsambya in the centre of Kampala city.

The launch was graced by the Vicar General of Kampala Archdiocese  Msgr. Charles Kasibante, Buganda Kingdom prince Omulangira David Kintu Wasajja, flanked by the Nkozi Hospital officials, Rotary Uganda members and sponsors’ representatives.

Msgr. Charles Kasibante, Vicar General of Kampala Archdiocese with Fabian Kasi

Msgr. Kasibante disclosed; “In the last six years, we have received 1,524 accident patients, admitted 902, and unfortunately, 28 passed on. On this superhighway, the only place of contact, in case of an accident is Nkozi Hospital, which is not well equipped to offer the best service to the ever-increasing accident and emergency numbers. Using the UGX. 750 Million raised from the previous fundraisings, we have so far completed 60% of the foundation, awaiting a slab on top. This part will be ready for equipping, and use soon”.

Msgr. Charles Kasibante, Vicar General of Kampala Archdiocese

The proceeds from the run will be geared for the construction of the Nkozi Hospital accident and trauma centre.

I am very humbled to participate in this venture of construction of the Nkozi centre. We still have the need to help. We thank all the sponsors, the Uganda Police. We call upon the commercial vehicle operators (buses and taxis) to join the cause as well as everybody.’ David Wasajja.

Prince David Kintu Wasajja
Msg Charles Kasibante (center) receives Movit Hamper

Movit unveiled a partnership with Rotary Club of Nkozi to host the Nkozi Marathon Virtual Charity run aimed at raising funds for the construction of the accident casualties and trauma center in Masaka. Additionally, as part of the activities, Movit shall be visiting the hospital and deliver hampers that will include essentials required in the fight against COVID-19 and enable smooth hospital operations and patient care. This will be the fourth time the Movit brand will be participating in the annual Nkozi marathon and encourages everyone to participate.

Stephen Adinyai, Movit representative
Nkozi Hospital medical director Dr. Criscent Tumuhaise (middle) with Sister Elizabeth Nalumansi (New administrator Nkozi Hospital) at the launch

Centenary Bank has been part of this fundraising right from inception in 2016. We couldn’t have kept a deaf ear when we were approached concerning the accident unit that is expected to support the casualties along the Kampala-Masaka road and neighboring districts. We have participated in all events through car washes and charity walks. We shall contribute Shs 10,000,000 towards this noble cause. We commit 1 percent to social corporate responsibility; health, education, social wellbeing, financial literacy. Our support has been in cash and in-kind both at head office & branch level through our Masaka & Kayabwe branches.

Fabian Kasi, M.D Centenary Bank
The official launch of the 2021 Nkozi Hospital Run happened at Cardinal Wamala’s Residence on Tuesday, 27th April 2021.

Over the past four years, Shs. 750M has been raised and at least 60 percent work done.

At least Shs. 8 Billion is needed to complete this work in two years.

Traffic Officer Charles Kalooli Ssebambulidde, newly elected legislator Hon Yusuf Nsibambi (MP elect for Mawokota North), Nkozi Hospital medical director Dr. Criscent Tumuhaise, Sister Elizabeth Nalumansi (New administrator Nkozi Hospital) also graced the launch.

Movit will provide kits for all all runners in the 2021 Rotary run

This run is powered by Rotary International, Centenary Bank, Movit Uganda Limited (will provide all the kits) and State Wide Insurance Company (SWICO).

On 3rd July 2021, at least 200 people will converge at the Uganda Martyrs Sports Climax for a sumba session, massage and a mini run before a tour of the center building.

Kits are bought are at all Centenary Bank branches, Bulange Mengo with options to pay via mobile money (0773-358690) or with the centenary bank account No. 3920400165.

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

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