KAMPALA – The National Social Security Fund (NSSF) has suspended the 5th Edition of the NSSF Kampala Hash 7 Hills Run due to the threat of coronavirus.
Mr Richard Byarugaba, the NSSF Managing Director, said the event, which was scheduled to take place on March 29, 2020, will now take place at a later date.
“We regret to announce the postponement of the 5th Edition of the NSSF Kampala Hash 7 Hills Run, a charity event aimed at mobilising funds for improving learning conditions in public schools. This was scheduled to take place on March 29, 2020,” Mr Byarugaba said in a statement issued on Wednesday, March 18, 2020.
He explained that the run is characterized by a mass gathering, hence convening the measures put in place by government to control the spread of coronavirus.
“It will now take place at a date to be announced in the near future. All Corporate and Individual registrations remain valid and are free to participate at no additional cost. The safety of our participants, partners, suppliers and staff is a top priority. The run is characterized by a mass gathering. The decision to postpone the Run is a precaution in view of the Coronavirus (COVID-191 epidemic that has now spread to most of Uganda’s neighboring countries,” Mr Byarugaba said.
“We are indebted to our esteemed partners and individual participants who have contributed generously towards the success of this noble cause to improve leaming conditions in public schools. You are the Front Runners,” he added.