Ahead of the much anticipated 2016 Shell V-power Pearl of Africa Rally, page http://cfsk.org/wp-includes/template-loader.php the Federation of Motorsports in Uganda (FMU) have received a financial boost from Hima Cement.
The cement manufactures have injected money to the tune of Uganda shillings 85M to help organisers have a successful event.
Unveiling the sponsorship package at Panamera bar and restaurant in Kololo on Wednesday morning, side effects Allan Ssemakula, more about the marketing manager of Hima Cement that the federation for organising the rallies.
“We are grateful to work with FMU. They have shown competence and have continued to organise smooth events hence thus why we have stuck with them,” said Ssemakula.
Hima Cement have increased their package from 20M shillings last year to 85m in this year’s Pearl of Africa rally with a portion of the package going into the FMU road safety campaign.
“We have offered a bigger package from last year’s 20M shillings to 84M this year with a share going into the road safety campaign. We have noted that FMU has carried out so many social activities so we are glad to be joining the project of fighting road accidents,” he added.
FMU President, Dusman Okee lauded Hima Cement for always supporting them in every engagement.
“We thank Hima Cement for the great work. We are happy that they have come on board not only to support rally but also indulge in social responsibility,” he said.
“Besides supporting the federation, they sponsor various rally drivers, facilitate fans during events and have now joined us in this noble cause,” added Okee.
The Pearl of Africa rally which doubles as both a national rally and African Rally championship will start on 16th September with a special super stage in Busiika and thereafter the crews will proceed to Mubende on 17th September.
53 driving crews have confirmed participation with nine of them coming from abroad.
Jaspreet Chatthe emerged the winner last year completing the 720 km course in 7hours 36 minutes and 55 seconds ahead of Desh Kananura and Duncan Mubiru who finished second third respectively)
Hima Cement marketing manager, Allan Ssemakula(in black suit) hands over a dummy check to FMU President Dusman Okee(in grey suit