- Sickle Cells testing already ongoing across Kampala
- Testing to continue until Sunday during the Kabaka Run
Kampala, Uganda – As excitement for the 2019 Airtel Kabaka run continues to build up across the country, title sponsors and Buganda Kingdom long-term partner Airtel Uganda has added to their initial contribution with a UGX4,000,000 contribution from their staff members.
The contribution was handed over by the Airtel Uganda Head of Brand and Communication Ms. Remmie Kisakye on behalf of the employees.
Speaking during the handover, Kisakye noted that Airtel Uganda’s contribution to this prestigious run goes beyond the 6-year partnership Airtel has with the Buganda kingdom.
“We are happy to hand over our contribution to the Airtel Kabaka Run is at an individual level. We believe in the progress that has been made through testing and creating extended awareness for this blood disorder,” she stated.
Airtel Uganda Corporate Social Responsibility Manager Mrs. Charity R. Bukenya commended all the Ugandans who have taken time to go to the different sickle cells testing areas and finding out their situation.
“This year, we have created an avenue to have participants and all beneficiaries of our message to come out in droves and test for the sickle cell disease trait. We have pitched tents at Airtel Towers, Airtel Bugolobi, Mukono Health Center 5, and at Bulange Mengo gardens and we intend to remain there until the Kabaka Run. We shall also be testing at the venue on Sunday, so please come and get yourself tested free of charge,” she noted.
Sponsored by Airtel Uganda in a partnership deal to sponsor four of the main Buganda Kingdom activities, the 2019 Kabaka Run has already attracted thousands of individuals as well as a number of top corporate companies who have all contributed to this run by buying their tickets.
The Kabaka Run tickets can be found on sale at Airtel Uganda head office as well as their premium shops located at Shoprite Entebbe Road, Ben Kiwanuka Street, Thobani Building and the new taxi park at Shs10,000 only.
About Airtel Africa Limited:
Airtel Africa Limited is a pan-African telecommunications company with operations in 14 countries across Africa. Airtel Africa is driven by the vision of providing affordable and innovative mobile services to all and is supported in pursuing this vision by its largest shareholder, Bharti Airtel. Its product offerings include 2G, 3G and 4G wireless voice and data services and mobile commerce through ‘Airtel Money’. Airtel Africa had over 97 million customers across its operations at the end of December 2018.
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Sumin Namaganda Airtel Uganda