Mayiga Unveils Kabaka Royal Marathon


price geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>”It is important that we mark his birthday and attach it with big events like the marathon, viagra sale ” explained Buganda’s Premier, order Charles Peter Mayega, while launching the marathon at Mengo.

The Premier explained that before reading and writing skills were introduced in Buganda, the king’s subjects cited different reigns to help record events which he said has now changed after introduction of education.

“This year’s marathon is organised on a professional basis as we intend to make it an important event on both the Buganda and Uganda calendars. This is in relation to the kingdom’s theme of socio and economic transformation of the king’s subjects,” Mayega added.

He, therefore, announced that the Kabaka, Ronald Muwenda Mutebi, will be the chief runner in a bid to set an example for his subjects on the need to exercise the body through different activities including running.

“The king set an example while in Kayunga where he always jogged in the morning to keep fit and this should not end with the king but all people have to exercise their bodies. In fact all people most especially, in the city should also watch their diets because according to scientists, food is harmful to our health and we therefore have to deal with it on top of exercising our bodies,” warned the Buganda Premier.

Speaking at the same function, Buganda minister for Health, Ben Mukwaya, noted that proceeds from the marathon will be used to fight fistula in mostly rural areas where he said the disease is rampant.

“Many pregnant mothers neglect advice and don’t turn up for antenatal services in hospitals but in turn go to unqualified person while delivering which has worsened their problems leading to fistula most especially in rural areas,” stressed the Buganda minister for Health.

He further explained that there is a big challenge in the country as most women in rural areas attach the disease to witchcraft which he said is a wrong a perception.

“There are few facilities that help treat the disease in rural areas which has led to death of many mothers in the country and therefore, the proceeds from the marathon will help in the fight against the disease,” he added.

The 21km marathon that will also have 10km and 5km distances is sponsored by Airtel and Rwenzori beverages, among other sponsors.

Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi was born on April 13, 1955 in Mulago Hospital.


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