USPA Commemorate Fallen Comrades

Sports journalists light candles during the memorial mass

Uganda Sports Press Association (USPA) has remembered their fallen members who perished in an accident with a memorial mass held at Christ the King church in Kampala on Wednesday.

The annual memorial service was conducted in commemoration of four sports journalists who perished in a motor accident in Lugazi along the Kampala- Jinja highway in 2001.

The four included Kenneth Matovu, sick Leo Kabunga, Simon Peter Ekarot and Francis Batte Junior.

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Rev. Gerald Kalumba who presided over the mass called upon all Ugandans to be careful while on the road to avoid the rampant road carnage cases.

“Accidents have claimed our beloved ones, relatives and friends therefore I urge all the people who use the roads to be more responsible,” he said.

USPA President, Sabitti Muwanga thanked all the people that partnered with the association in the campaign to combat road accidents and called upon the government to embrace the cause.

“We thank our partners who have always stood with us in every campaign we carryout. We appeal to the government that they can spear head this noble cause so that it spreads across the country,” said Muwanga.

This is the 12th year that the sports journalists’ association are conducting road accident awareness campaigns as part of activities to remember their departed colleagues.

This year’s road awareness campaign that runs under the theme “learn and respect road signs” will continue on Thursday with KCCA football club joining USPA to sensitize motorcyclists in Kampala about wreck less driving.

The campaign will climax with an awareness session in Buwama town along the Kampala-Masaka on Saturday.


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