KAMPALA – Uganda Breweries Limited (UBL) on Friday, May 3 extended its ‘Red card campaign’ dubbed ‘Join the Pact’ to Makerere University. The campaign is against ‘drink and drive.’
Mr. Innocent Nahabwe, singer Vinka and TV presenter Calvin headlined the campaign as the Ambassadors.
Speaking to the students, Mr. Nahabwe shared how he started drinking at an early age and urged everyone to stop the vice as it is so dangerous.
He further cautioned students to avoid over drinking and driving after or be driven by a drunk driver.
“I have always told students and those people around me that drinking is not bad, but as you know, too much of everything is not good at all. I am not saying you should stop drinking because even if I told you not to, you will still drink if you have your money.
“What we should all know is that, it’s not good to drink and drive, please help someone out there and join the pact never to drink and drive,” he added.
Mr. Nahabwe, the businessman continued, “Imagine how many lives we would save if all of us here today joined the pact and spread the bad, rather the dangers associated with drunk driving.”
Mr. Calvin said that, “My sincere advice to you my dear friends is that, you should at least have eaten food before thinking of drinking, which will help slow down the reaction and intake of alcohol in your body.”
“Taking one brand of beer and not mixing different brands at a time will also help you a lot,” he added.
The TV star also told the students that they should never allow a drunk driver drive them and urged them to at least move with one or two sober people in a group, who will later drive them to their destinations safely.
UBL under their 7-year-old Red Card Initiative, has since December 2018 been running a responsible drinking campaign that is aimed at engaging consumers to make a commitment to never drink and drive, in a bid to reduce drink driving incidents in Uganda.
Later on, there were performances from Vinka, who as well urged her fans to avoid drunk driving as she said, has caused so many accidents and claimed many lives.
“I know you may take this information very lightly because most of you, who don’t own cars, think it’s only meant for those with cars, no, that’s a lie,” she said.
You may not have a car and yet you will one day fall a victim of drunk driving. Do not allow any drunk person to drive you, you could get a cab instead,” she advised students.
“I love you my fans and I still want you to enjoy my music, surely, no one deserves to die or lose their loved ones in such horrible incidences.”