Kabaka Birthday Run attracts over 80,000 people from all walks of life

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By Morris Rawal

The 2022 Airtel Kabaka Birthday Run, which was conducted today at Bulange in Mengo, was marked off by the Kabaka of Buganda, His Majesty, Ronald Mwenda Mutebi II.

Every year, a marathon is held as part of the Kabaka Birthday Run to honor the monarch’s birthday.

The goal of this year’s run, like with last year’s, is to raise awareness of HIV/AIDS and inspire men to get tested, treated, and ultimately protect women from infection. 

The theme of this year’s marathon is “Men against AIDS to Save the Girl Child.”

Manoj Murali, the managing director of Airtel Uganda, stated that any society’s progress depends on its people’s capital. 

This economy needs a healthy workforce, thus we are pleased to support initiatives to end the HIV/AIDS pandemic by 2030.

Manoj acknowledged the efforts of the Kabaka and his capable Kingdom leaders, who have guided the Kingdom toward prosperity through partnerships and events like the Kabaka Run and Masaza Cup, among many others that promote economic development both within and outside of the kingdom. He promised to continue to help them.

“A healthy human capital is important for the transformation of any society. We are proud to support efforts aimed at ending the HIV/AIDS pandemic by 2030 because this economy needs a healthy workforce.” he said

“The amount of people that participated in the Kabaka Birthday Run this year has impressed us. Our goal was to sell 80,000 kits, but all of them were sold out. This demonstrates the dedication our people have shown to advancing Kingdom programs, and we are grateful for it, said The Katikiro of Buganda Owek. Mayiga, Charles Peter.

We couldn’t have made this journey alone, Mayiga continued. The run has constantly been held thanks to the assistance of our sponsors, Airtel Uganda, and partners like UNAIDS, among others who have given to this honorable cause of preventing the spread of HIV/AIDS.

Manoj emphasized their dedication to provide innovative, cost-effective solutions that enable clients to connect, do business, and transform themselves.

He took advantage of the chance to draw attention to the ongoing Uganda Needs More of You campaign, which highlights Ugandans who are transforming their communities through the use of technology.

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