USPA road safety campaign is in memory of the fallen sports journalists Peter Simon Ekarot, Francis Batte Junior, Kenneth Matovu and Leo Kabunga who perished in road accident on August 21, 2001 in Lugazi.
LUGAZI-Mulago Hospital will be among the beneficiaries of this year’s Uganda Sports Press Association (USPA) road safety campaign that starts on Saturday in Lugazi.
The hospital will have its casualty ward painted by USPA and Standard Chartered bank as a way of giving hope to accident victims.
Standard Chartered Bank, country chief risk officer Edward Muwanga confirmed the development on Monday August 12, 2019 at a media briefing where the bank committed sh5m cash to the road safety campaign that climax on August 24 in Lugazi.
“This year on top of sh5m cash contribution, we shall paint Mulago Hospital causality ward as a way of sharing a message of hope with the victims of accidents,” Muwanga said.
“We are committed to a continued partnership with Uganda Sports Press Association (USPA) to sensitize the public about road safety,” Muwanga added.
He also urged Ugandans to respect traffic regulations to reduce the road accidents that are crippling and claiming the lives of many people in the country.
USPA president Patrick Kanyomozi thanked the bank for the continued support and promised to continue sensitizing Ugandans on safety.
“We are working on making this activity a nationwide program so that we save people from all corners of the country,” Kanyomozi said.
He added that this year’s activities will involve painting the zebra crossing, cycling competition and visiting victims of accidents in Mulago and Kawolo Hospital.