52 drivers have confirmed their participation in the Pearl of Africa Rally
The Federation of Uganda Motorsport Clubs (FMU) will is to invest more in road safety in a bid to fulfil its target of organising safe events throughout the year.
FMU president Dusman Okee disclosed this during a press briefing where Hima Cement injected sh84m into this year's Shell V-Power Pearl of Africa Uganda Rally due next weekend in the districts of Luweero and Mubende.
"We promised to put the sponsorship into good use and a bigger budget is going on road safety, Okee stated before urging other corporates to join FMU in the road safety campaign.
Hima Cement marketing director Allan Ssemakula promised continued support saying; "We have increased our support to FMU from sh20m last year to sh84m as proof of cementing a long lasting relationship".
"We are going beyond just rallying and this partnership with FMU is extending to promote safety of road users," Ssemakula stressed.
52 drivers have confirmed their participation in the three day event which covers a total distance of 670km of which 235km are competitive.