UGX 160M fetched at 2020 MUBS Run

At least Shs 160M was collected from the 2020 MUBS Alumni run held on Sunday, February 16, 2020.

The run which was officially flagged off by the State Minister of Sports Hon. Hamson Dennis Obua was held along the theme “Enabling women with disabilities get university education”.

Some of the participants during the race. Photo by Entebbe Post

“There is no blessing in giving than receiving… I thank MUBS for this initiative of the MUBS Alumni annual run. In a special way, I want to thank all the participants who have sacrificed their time and resources to attend. I salute all the sponsors. You made a right choice to associate with this worthwhile cause. I will make a humble personal contribution of Shs 500,000” Hon. Obua noted in his brief remarks.

Organizers confessed having sold 8000 tickets each at Shs 20,000 which makes it Shs 160M as a general contribution towards helping women with disabilities get university education.

This was the third year running that the annual Makerere University Business School (MUBS) Alumni run was being held.

Some of the winners celebrating. Photo by Entebbe Post

MUBS Deputy Principal Professor Moses Muhwezi, Hon Emmanuel Dombo, Nakawa Mayor Balimwezo joined by the representatives of run sponsors and partners attended the fun run where the top exceling runners per catergory received trophies and medals.

Professor Muhwezi was full of appreciation to the runners and sponsors.

“I wish to thank all those who have run and contributed generously towards the 2020 MUBS Alumni Run. We are here to help the disabled women get university education. We want to thank the alumni for coming up with this initiative of the MUBS Alumni run. I would like to thank the sponsors Mandela Group of Companies, Pepsi, Katumwa Sports Center and NUWODU among others”

David Katumwa Steele, one of the sponsors was full of praise of the objective of the run.

“This is a good cause to hold such a run as we help disabled women get university education. I therefore thank MUBS management and the alumni for the idea. As Mandela Group of Companies through the Supreme flour we pledge to continue helping such projects. For this particular run, we shall offer the officials kits (100 T-Shirts) as well as the trophies valued at Shs 7.5M. We promise to remain committed to this cause” Basahaasha noted.

Sports Minister Hamson Obua and other officials graced the occasion

Sponsors and Partners:

Mandela Group of Companies, Katumwa Sports Center, Pepsi, Daxtine Publication, YPMA, Shaka Zulu Foods and the National Union of Women with Disabilities of Uganda (NUWODU) are some of the supporting crew.

Top Performers:

Those with Disabilities:

Men:

·         Joshua Byansi

·         Ivan Spanner Ongom

·         Kennedy Turyasingura

Women:

·         Elizabeth Hello Ayo

·         Everline Akware

·         Phionah Mary Namale

·         Brendah Bonabaana

·         Rachael Achan

Children:

·         Kim Abigal Mayamba

·         Karlton Muyimba

·         Victor Kayden Muyimba (Aged 3 Years old)

10 KM – Men:

1.   Brian Adams Ategeka

2.   Aggrey Agaba

3.   Farid Wabutwa

4.   Ezekiel Musana

5.   Joseph Sunday

6.   Brian Wangwe

7.   Muzamiru Temuli

8.   Richard Wokuli

9.   Tonny Okello

10.                Mathias Agamba

10 KM – Women:

·         Evace Nasasira

·         Edian Nuwagaba

5 KM – Men:

1.   Emmanuel Otim

2.   Jame Mugoda

3.   Jobath Kato

4.   Isaac Diiki

5.   Samson Mutenga

6.   Lambert Ayabare

7.   Chrispin Okello

8.   Ben Ocen

9.   Frank Kayitale

10.                Derrick Nicholas Ongom

11.                Joseph Bagumirabingi

12.                Elvis Kasujja

13.                Abasi Kitaka

14.                Ibrahim Mahyoub

5 KM – Women:

·         Jackline Nambalirwa

·         Lillian Namaganda

·         Sarah Nambuya

·         Irene Peace Kawuma

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