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KCCA Festival secures sh43m Hima Cement sponsorship

By Paul Wamala, Johnson Were

Added 3rd October 2017 04:23 PM

The rally is aimed at improving the education facilities in Kampala

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The rally is aimed at improving the education facilities in Kampala

Hima Cement has boosted the KCCA Festival by injecting sh43m in the rally segment of the three day festival.

The sponsorship was launched on Tuesday morning at Panamera Bar in Naguru in the presence of the Kampala City Council Authority executive director Jennifer Musisi, KCCA Festival chairman John Ddumba, Hima Cement commercial director, Allan Semakula, Hima Cement pricing and marketing manager, Charles Mugasa and rally driver Ambrose Byona.

“The 43 million that we’ve injected in this sponsorship goes towards organizing the rally as well as creating some hospitality on the 8th. We are excited to be part of this festival because Hima Cement has been part of this city for a very long time and we chose the rally activity because we put emphasis on health and safety and the sport will push the road safety messages.” Semakula said.

Musisi said the rally is aimed at improving the education facilities in Kampala.

“I am very grateful to have partners and in particular Hima Cement for supporting KCCA in this effort which is aimed at improving our schools.

Any proceeds from the concert and the rally are going to improve the UPE schools in the city. We have 79 UPE schools that we run with a population of over 75 children. Apart from the education, this will be an opportunity for Ugandans to have a great time” she said.

A record 53 drivers have registered for the rally, a number that will have to be brought down to the organizing committee’s arrangement of 45.

They will be trimmed during the scrutineering of drivers’ vehicles at Shell Bukoto on Friday.

Top drivers Ronald Ssebuguzi, Ambrose Byona, Fitidis Christadis, Arthur Blick, Musa Kabega, Kuku Ranjit, Yasin Nasser, Dr. Ashraf Ahmed, Hassan Alwi and Rauf Adam have all entered the competition.

The flag off will be at 10am on Saturday and the race will cover a 2.3 kilometer distance.

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