Buganda Kingdom on Tuesday launched the 2020 virtual Kabaka Birthday Run at the Bulange, Mengo.
The virtual Run will take place on 29th November under the theme “Men Against Aids to Save the Girl Child” and will be flagged off by the Kabaka of Buganda.
For this special event, participants will virtually be part of this run, from their respective homes.
The Kabaka Birthday Run is an annual event to mark the King’s birthday. As part of the partnership Airtel, the telecommunication giants sponsor four of their most important activities.
Unfortunately with the outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, many business activities and sporting events have been put on hold or postponed to mitigate the spread of the disease.
Speaking during the launch of the virtual Kabaka Birthday Run, the Katikkiro of Buganda Charles Peter Mayiga reiterated the kingdom’s efforts to support the girl child in the fight against Aids.
“We had prepared to mark the Kabaka’s 65th birthday with a very big Kabaka Birthday Run but Covid-19 interrupted that. This will not stop us from running, we shall run in remembrance of the Kabaka’s birthday and we shall continue with our efforts while we work with Airtel Uganda, UNAIDS, and other partners to save the girl child against AIDs,” he remarked.
Ali Balunywa, who is Airtel Uganda’s Sales Distribution Director urged Ugandans to pick their kits at the different service centers and take part in the upcoming virtual Kabaka Birthday Run as they work together with the government and the public towards ending AIDS by 2030.
Initially, the 2020 Kabaka Birthday Run was earmarked for 5th April but was postponed after the outbreak.