Airtel Shows Up Strong in Fistula Cause



  • 100,000,000/= donated to Kabaka Birthday Run for Fistula
  • T-Shirts provided by Airtel Uganda for Kabaka Birthday Run
  • King Ronald Mutebi hails Airtel for her efforts

Airtel Uganda sealed their new partnership with the Kabaka Foundation at the Kabaka’s Birthday Run on Sunday morning.

It was a rainy morning but the Palace “Lubiri” was teaming with thousands of well-wishers including theAirtel Uganda team, more than 7 members of Parliament and Buganda Cabinet members present. It was indeed a well-coordinated cause that saw corporates from all walks of life come together for a good cause.

The Kabaka of Buganda, His Majesty Ronald Muwenda Mutebi expressed his gratitude to Airtel Uganda for honoring his cause with such commitment. The run was flagged off by His Highness after he received his running kit from the Airtel Uganda Team.

The Katikkiro of Buganda, Hon. Charles Mayiga said that the run will henceforth become an annual event that will take place on every Sunday before the Kabaka’s Birth date. In the fight against Fistula, Kitovu Hospital in Masaka has been cited as being at the forefront. The Katikkiro called the Airtel-Buganda partnership as a strategic partnership for the benefit of the Buganda interests and community.

The winners of the various distance categories were:

Ronald Mukasa – 5km

Godfrey Sande – 10km

GonzaagaSebuuma – 21km

After the run, the crowds were addressed by the Katikiro of Buganda Hon. Charles Peter Maiga who stated that “with this kind of support from Airtel Uganda, Fistula will soon be an issue of the past. Helping women means we are helping the mothers of the nation so we thank you all.”

Speaking about the occasion, Airtel Managing Director Mr. Arindam Chakrabarty said; “It is part of our social responsibility to contribute to the well-being of the society in which we live. Today is yet another victory that shows what society can achieve when people join hands for a just cause. Airtel Uganda is proud to be associated with this noble cause and we believe strongly that ‘Together we can!”achieve anything’

At the event, people took advantage of the availability of Airtel customer care people to send, receive and register for Airtel money. Others had their service problems being solved at the run. The function ended with the various runners congratulating each other on braving the rain.