NSSF MD Richard Byarugaba

 

The Managing Director of National social security fund (NSSF), Richard Byarugaba has announced the postponement of the fifth edition of NSSF Kampala hash 7hills run, a charity event aimed at raising funds for improving learning conditions in public primary schools under Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) and in other parts of the country.

The run was scheduled to take place on March 29, 2020.

“It will now take place on a date to be announced in the near future. All corporate and individual registration remains valid and are free to participate at no additional cost.” He announced adding that the safety of our participants, partners, supplier’s and staff is top priority.

“The run is characterised by mass gathering. The decision to postpone is a precaution in a view of the corona virus epidemic that has spread to the neighbouring partners and individuals who have contributed generously towards the success of this noble cause to improve learning conditions in public schools. You are the front runners.” He said

In 2016, NSSF embarked on a journey to refurbish the city’s dilapidated school infrastructure. The journey has however, seen a number of schools benefiting from the initiative. The benefited schools include; St. Ponsiano Kyamula P/S, Nakivubo Settlement P/S and Makerere University P /S.

The route traverses the original hills of Kampala namely, Nsambya Nakasero, Kibuli, Old Kampala, Namirembe, Rubaga, and Lubiri and will cover a distance of 21 kilometres. There is also the 10 kilometres route for participants that prefer a shorter route.

Speaking at the launch earlier this month, Byarugaba said the fund aims at raising Shs 700 million to benefit five schools which include three new schools and completion of works at two other schools. “We need over 5000 individual runners who will pay Shs 25,000 each and participation from over 50 corporate companies if we are to realise our ambitious target this year” he said