Jinja Journalist Seeks Shs. 110Million for Neurosurgery

A fundraising campaign has been kickstarted in Jinja, prostate to raise 110million shillings  for Busoga’s veteran journalist and radio host Brenda Gimbo, who needs neurosurgery in India.

Gimbo who has since last year been battling illnesses says last month Doctors at Mulago National Referral Hospital found a tumor on her brain in the zone where all sense neurons meet.

Gimbo, a former employee of Kiira FM and Victoria FM (both in Jinja) where she served both as a news anchor and presenter, is a single mother of four.

According to Stanley Bukenya, Gimbo’s brother, the doctors at Mulago hospital advised them to fly their patient to India before the end of this year because the tumor has attacked the most sensitive area.

Through Agafeno Whatsapp Group, a number of activities have now been planned to help in mobilizing the required resources.

“This is a social cause that the public needs to collectively embrace and support; we have therefore set up a committee as Agafeno Whatsapp group which I am chairing to help save our sister,” Lawyer Alex Luganda said.

According to Luganda, the committee calls upon all good Samaritans to contribute anything towards this mother.

Some of the activities lined up for the cause includee:


1.October 10th a press conference at Crested Crane Hotel, Jinja to equip the media with all the necessary information they need in mobilizing the masses to join in contributing towards saving Ms Gimbo.

2.OCT 23rd (Sunday): Church service at St James Church Jinja and Christ’s Cathedral Bugembe. At the end of the service at which there will be prayers for Brenda, those in attendance shall be asked to contribute some monies towards the cause.

3.Monday 24th October: Pentecostal Church Service at Pr. Zachery Sserwadda’s Evangel Church, Oboja Rd and Pr Samuel Kasango’s Jinja Christian Centre during lunch hour prayers.

4.October 28: Mega car wash at Dam waters Jinja (Laftaz). Each car will be washed at 50000 and a motorcycle at 20000, and bicycles at 10000.

The Jinja Mayor Majid Batambuze was tasked by the meeting to coordinate all the corporate companies in Jinja to embrace the car wash by bringing their cars.

“We are optimistic that if the above is embraced by all of us, Brenda shall have the 110m by the end of this month and for now, individual contributions should be sent or delivered to Dr Timothy Batuwa Lusala Timothy on Mobile Money No 0702724108”

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