KAMPALA – The Katikkiro of Buganda Charles Peter Mayiga on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 launched the seventh edition of Kabaka’s Birthday Run.
This year’s edition of the run, which is organized by Buganda Kingdom to celebrate the Birthday (13th April) of Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi, is slated for 5th April 2020.
Speaking at the launch at Bulange, Mengo in Kampala, the Katikkiro of Buganda, Mr Charles Peter Mayiga, said: “I would like to appreciate Airtel and other partners because they appreciate the causes which our King wants to work upon. Our vision is to reposition Buganda to its rightful position- at the summit of social and economic development. I am very proud of the partnership we have built because it makes us stronger than we are.”
“I urge people to buy the kit in time and participate in the Birthday run. We look forward to your full participation,” he added.
Airtel Managing Director VG Somasekhar called on Ugandans to be part of the campaign as each coin saves thousands of lives.
“After 6 years, going into our 7th year, we want to ensure that everybody can participate and contribute to the cause of eliminating AIDS in Uganda this year. The Kabaka Run has a lot of significance not for the affinity but the causes that the kingdom serves. This year the responsibility is on men. To ensure that HIV is removed in due course,” Mr Somasekhar said.
“Today we’re here to re-affirm our commitment to supporting initiatives of Buganda and thank the Katikiro for fostering this relationship. I want to encourage all of you to keep your 5th April free and ensure that we kick HIV out of Uganda,” he added.
After officially being launched, the official kit for the 2020 Kabaka birthday run will now be available for purchase at only UGX 15,000 from various outlets as we shall be communicating.
The event is sponsored by Airtel Uganda (Platinum), Dfcu Bank, Cbs Fm, Bbs Tv, Bukedde, Olwendo Water, Majestic Brands.