Movit on Monday contributed sh5m cash towards the run
Bujumbura Peace Run
Cosmetics company Movit have come out to support the Afrika Mashariki Fest (AMF) Bujumbura Peace Run.
Movit on Monday contributed sh5m cash towards the run, cosmetics worth sh3.6m and promotional materials sh4m in promotional materials.
"This is a very good cause which we felt duty bound to support," said Movit Burundi Country Manager Evan Bwengye while handing over the package AMF CEO Ronex Kisembo at Hotel du Lac.
"It is a big boost. We thank the management of Movit for coming on board to support this important cause," said Kisembo.
Kisembo was also full of thanks for Movit CEO Simpson Birungi, Director Sales and Marketing Bruce Mpamizo and International Business Manager Moses Kayanja.
The offer comes shortly after a sh11m boost towards the same cause from Burundi's Ministry of Youth Culture and Sports.
Minister Jean Bosco Hitimana while presenting the cheque last week commended AMF for considering Burundi in the peace initiative.
The peace run will have its start and finish at the Prince Louis Rwagasore stadium.
AMF is a voluntary regional integration youth platform that believes the youth of EAC partner states must be the vanguard of the region's integration.
It has its headquarters in Uganda and has staged similar runs in Kampala and Mombasa.
AMF uses sports, art and culture to create EAC integration and domestic tourism awareness.
Kisembo has called for support from all stakeholders.
"As President Yoweri Museveni takes over Chairmanship of the Summit, we are very optimistic that we will achieve a lot during his tenure given his commitment to the integration."
Kisembo has also appealed to Ugandans to register for the run in big numbers. Burundi's ambassador to Uganda Jean Bosco Barege has also been instrumental in mobilizing participants.
Numbers of Ugandans interested in participating in the Afrika Mashariki Fest Bujumbura Peace Run continue to grow.
Transport is being organised for Ugandans willing to take part. Registration is $120 inclusive of a return bus fare, accommodation for two nights, dinner access and T-shirt for the run. The bus leaves on May 25th from UBC parking at 7pm.
Payment is through AMF Kampala Chapter secretary Gyagenda Ssemakula and AMF head of procurement Joyce Nalunkuma on 0782393017 and 0786960800 respectively.
Ethiopian Airlines will fly in the region's beauty queens for the run. The Burundi Government is in support of the run. Liquid Aquavi have offered 1000 cartons of water. Bujumbura Mayors officer has offered a dinner while Fina Bank and Eco Bank have also offered support.