Thousands of people on Friday turned up to participate in Bunyoro’s Empango Marathon.
The Omukama of Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom has dedicated the Proceeds of this year’s Empango Marathon to Kikuube district Health center IV to procure an Incubator machine for the babies who get born prematurely.
The marathon that attracted thousands of Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom subjects across the Kingdom for this year’s commemoration 29 years of Omukama Dr. Solomon Iguru Gafabusa’s reign as King of Bunyoro has also fetched over shs. 7 million.
The Marathon was flagged off by the Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom queen mother Omugo Margaret Karunga Adyeeri at Karuziika Palace in Hoima town on behalf of the Omukama RA Dr. Solomon Gafabusa Iguru.
Owek. Andrew Byakutaaga, the Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom Prime Minister commended the Kingdom subjects for turning up in big numbers for the run saying such activities promote unity for Bunyoro.
He said that it is a symbol of unity the people in Bunyoro has shown their kingdom.
He also called on the Kingdom subjects to turn up in big numbers for the forthcoming 29th coronation anniversary on June 11 as they commemorate the day Omukama Iguru ascended to the throne.
Peter Banura, the Kikuube district Chairperson LCV commended the kingdom for prioritizing the procurement of an incubator machine to save the lives of the children in the district.
He expressed excitement about the donation of this machine to Kikuube health Center IV adding this machine is going to add on their efforts in promoting good health in the district.
He noted that Kikuube at least registers 30 premature babies from within the district and the neighboring areas every 2-3 months.
Michael Ayeranga, the Bunyoro region NRM mobilizer commended the Omukama for the Empango Marathon working together with Spice FM saying that such an activity signifies unity and promotes fitness and restoration of Bunyoro Kitara kingdom glory. He rallied the kingdom subjects to always support the event.