Rotary Cancer Run Gets Shs308m Boost


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order sans-serif;”>He further alleges that his left kidney is swelling, dosage urine is stained with blood and above all, in spite of a referral to Bombo Military Hospital for emergency surgery, a one Lt. Henry has refused to release him from the uniport in which he is being detained.

However, when chimpreports contacted the SFC spokesperson, Maj Chris Magezi noted that Ongom is detained under custody for conniving with other two SFC officers who declined to mention and conned a Hangarian national of $26,000 after impersonating as employees from the National Medical stores.

The Hangarian national was offered a deal to supply medicine and they agreed that he was to pay them a commission of $26,000 and this would be paid before the signing of the supply agreement,” Magezi told chimpcorp.

He agreed since the supply was bounty and accepted to pay them within installments, however after sometime he realised that he was dealing with wrongs people and alerted the authorities.”

Magezi noted that the command swung into action, arrested the three and made thorough investigations that implicate them.

The SFC spokesperson rubbished claims that Odongo was mistreated and torched within custody saying, “We have never torched him and we don’t torture people; Ondogo is now being misled seeking to avert justice but we are not intimidated, justice has to take its coarse.”

He added that according to experts who are undertaking treatment, Odongo’s condition doesn’t call for a referral to Bombo Military Hospital as he had requested for reasons known to himself.

viagra geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 150%;”>The charity run, thumb now in its third year, medications is organized to raise funds towards the completion of the Rotary Centenary Bank Cancer Ward at St. Raphael of St. Francis Hospital, Nsambya.

The Ward will help to supplement the current limited facilities in the country, in prevention and treatment of cancers.

The planned 36-bed capacity ward is estimated to cost Shs1.3 billion and is currently in its final stages.

Mr Fabian Kasi, the Managing Director Centenary Bank, said the construction of the Cancer Ward fits well with the bank’s Bridging the Cancer Gap initiative which is in line with the bank’s mission of improving the quality of life of Ugandans.

“Centenary Bank has allocated an additional Shs 187m towards the construction of the Cancer Ward, and Rotary activities. Of this sum, Shs 167m will go to this year’s Run, Shs10m to the cancer parades while Shs10m was allocated to Rotary health days that were held earlier this year,” Mr Kasi said.

The Central Bank contributed shs20m while its head, Governor Tumusiime-Mutebile raised shs 1m. Crown beverages injected shs100m in the charity run.

So far over 3,897 women across Uganda have benefited from the cancer parades.

“As an institution, whose foundation sits on creating a better life for Ugandans, we are proud to make that contribution to improve the fight against Cancer. The Cancer Run is a platform that offers many of our staff and customers an opportunity to make their contribution towards this noble cause,” he added.

Last year’s Rotary Cancer Run attracted 10,000 participants and raised over Shs90 million for the Ward. The first Rotary Cancer Run was held in 2012 and, with the support of sponsors and well-wishers, managed to raise more than Shs300 million.

The Governor Bank of Uganda Prof. Emmanuel Tumusiime-Mutebile and Deputy Governor Dr. Louis Kasekende presided over the launch that also attracted hundreds of Rotarians.

Mr Simon Lugoloobi, the Chief Executive Officer of Crown Beverages who was represented by Mr Jeff Ssekandi, the Customer Marketing Manager, said, “Pepsi is proud to be part of an initiative that will go a long way in ensuring that more Ugandans live a cancer-free life, while those who are already suffering from the illness get the best medical treatment locally. We are committed to making this a reality through strong partnerships and initiatives such as these because they are in line with our Corporate Social Responsibility.”

“As a key partner in the construction of the cancer ward at St. Raphael of St. Francis Hospital, Nsambya , Pepsi is contributing an additional Shs100 million that will be used for provision of running kits, refreshment for the participants in the Run, in addition to media and PR support for the event,” Mr Lugoloobi added.

The Chairman of the Uganda Rotary Cancer Programme, Mr. Stephen Mwanje noted: “We thank the partners that supported the run in 2013 , Centenary Bank who have been with us from the very start and welcome Crown Beverages and other Corporates joining the fight against cancer by participating in the Cancer Run and other initiatives. What started as a dream is becoming a reality. Cancer is one of the biggest health concerns in Uganda today and we are sure this ward will be a major milestone in the fight against it.”

The run will be held on August 31, 2014 at Kololo Independence Grounds, Kampala and is expected to attract more than 10,000 participants. Registration starts today.


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