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Polio Fund launched in honour of Sam Owori

By Carol Kasujja

Added 21st July 2017 02:57 PM

Owori, who was Rotary International president-elect, died unexpectedly on Friday as a result of post-operative complications from a planned surgery in United States.

Polio Fund launched in honour of Sam Owori

The late Sam Owori. Photo/File

Owori, who was Rotary International president-elect, died unexpectedly on Friday as a result of post-operative complications from a planned surgery in United States.

HEALTH

Rotarians in Uganda have opened up a memorial Polio fund in honour of the late Sam Owori.

Owori, who was Rotary International president-elect, died unexpectedly on Friday as a result of post-operative complications from a planned surgery in United States.

Addressing journalists at Grand Imperial Hotel on Thursday, Rotarian Stephen Mwanje (Past district governor 9211) said that all the campaigns meant to end Polio in Uganda which Rotary was involved in were all Owori's brains.

"You might not have seen his face but the end Polio campaigns we got involved in were his ideas, if it was not for Sam's guidance and knowledge, we would not have achieved some of the projects you are seeing like the heart Institute. As Rotary, we have set up a fund to give life to the children of Uganda as Sam wished," said Mwanje.

Mwanje also noted that as Rotarians, they are going to use the late Owori's death to get more funds for their projects and also to continue growing big. He called upon Ugandans to stop speculating that Owori's death was planned.

"There is no reason to suspect foul play. Nobody will be interested in killing Sam so please stop the speculations," he said.

Asked what next after the passing of a global leader, Francis Ssentamu, the district secretary of Rotary club of Kampala said that they are going to also work hard like the late to see that they rise like he did.

"We have seen that with hard work, commitment and dedication, we can also become international leaders," said Ssentamu.

During the conference Rotarians also announced the upcoming cancer run that is scheduled to take place on August,27  in all districts in the country.

Owori's body is expected in the country on Monday and will be buried on Saturday in Tororo district.

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