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Corporates commit to the NSSF Hash Seven Hills Run

By Michael Nsubuga

Added 26th March 2018 03:04 PM

Over sh300m was raised in the charity event whose proceeds will go towards renovating public schools in Kampala.

Corporates commit to the NSSF Hash Seven Hills Run

Over sh300m was raised in the charity event whose proceeds will go towards renovating public schools in Kampala.

Over thirty corporate companies participated in the third edition of the NSSF Kampala Hash Seven Hills Run on Sunday.

Over sh300m was raised in the charity event whose proceeds will go towards renovating public schools in Kampala.

Martin Ssebuliba who won the 21km race is now targeting the Mandela Marathon in South Africa next month after conquering Kampala's historical seven hills in 1:18.00.

Ssebuliba, 24, won on his third time of asking, having finished second in each of the past two editions.

"I have been training hard in Kapchorwa and the route was very familiar; the weather too was good," Ssebuliba who also doubles as a Prisons athletics club athlete and a harsher at the same time said after the race that started and ended at the Pearl of Africa Primary School in Nsambya.

Dickson Waisswa and M. Tembuli came second and third in 1:20.08 and 1:20.12 respectively ahead of over 600 runners who braved the morning chilly conditions.

Vision Group CEO Robert Kabushenga who clocked 2:37 promised similar support to the run next year.

 KCCA and NSSF staff led by ED Jennifer Musisi (center) and NSSF Deputy MD Patrick Ayota (2nd right) and Vision Group CEO Robert Kabushenga (3rd right) pose with pupils of St. Paul Primary School Nsambya after the NSSF Seven Hills Hash Run at Nsambya

"As Vision Group, we are committed to sponsoring this event next year and you can count us in with most of the other sponsors," Kabushenga said before challenging those who want individual contests with him to stop ambushing him on the route but declare well before the race.

KCCA Executive Director Jennifer Musisi thanked NSSF, the Hash Harriers and the corporate companies for participating in the transformation of lives of many children in the city.

"We have been able to renovate Nakivubo Settlement, Provide water to St. Ponsiano Kyamula, Kasubi Church of Uganda and from this run we are going to support St. Paul Primary School in Nsambya and Mbuya Church of Uganda Primary School where we are going to provide roofing, water and giving a facelift to clasrooms, so we thank all of you who have contributed to make a difference; together we can transform the lives of these children," Musisi said.

 NSSF Deputy MD Patrick Ayota (left), Vision Group CE0 Robert Kabushenga (2nd left), KCCA ED Jennifer Musisi, NSSF MD Richard Byarugaba and Hash Master pose with Martin Ssenabulya who conqured the seven hill first during  the NSSF Hash Harriers Seven Hills Run. PHOTOS: Michael Nsubuga

Hash Master Stephen Luswata thanked all sponsors who contributed to the charity run and asked them not to relent in the coming editions.

The corporate companies that participated in the event included NSSF, Vision Group, Pinnacle Security, Mukwano, Umeme, Galaxy FM, Monitor, Red Pepper, Barclays, Citi Bank, Housing Finance, Centenary Bank, Equity Bank, Cementers, Radio Simba, KCCA, Capital Markets Authority, ICEA, Eurabra, Finex Assurance, Britam, Clarkson, USPA, Cooper Motors, CAA, Corporate Image, Fireworks Advertising, National Water, Gold Star Insurance, Hash Harriers and Fast and Furious

The 21km run starts at the Pearl of Africa Primary School in Nsambya before traversing the historical seven hills of Kampala; Kibuli, Nakasero, Old Kampala, Namirembe, Lubaga, Lubiri before ending at Nsambya.


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