USPA gets sh5m Stanchart money
By our media team
Today Uganda Sports Press Association (USPA) received sh5m from Standard chartered bank as support for the year’s Road safety campaign.
The Campaign that start on August 17,with activities including painting of the causality ward in Mulago hospital, visiting the accident victims in Mulago and Kawolo hospital will climax on august 24,2019 with painting of the Zebra crossing in Lugazi and cycling competition.
USPA president Patrick Kanyomozi confirmed the activities after Standard Chartered Bank, announced sh5m package for this year’s campaign.
“We are focused on making this activity a nationwide program so that we save the people from all corners of the country,” Kanyomozi said and thanked Stanchart for the continued support.
Standard chartered bank Country Chief Risk officer Edward Muwanga promised continued support and reaffirmed his bank’s commitment to support USPA Road Safety.
“This year on top of sh5m cash contribution, we shall paint Mulago hospital causality ward as a way of sharing a message of hope with the victims of accidents,” Muwanga said.
USPA road safety campaign is in memory of the fallen sports journalists Peter Simon Ekarot, Francis Batte Junior, Kenneth Matovu and Leo Kabunga who perished in road accident on August 21, 2001 in Lugazi.
“We are committed to a continued partnership with Uganda Sports Press Association (USPA) to sensitize the public about road safety,” Muwanga added.
He also urged Ugandans to respect traffic regulations and other road users to reduce on the road accidents that are crippling and claiming the lives of many people in the country.
The USPA road safety campaign is supported by Standard Chartered bank, City Tyres, UNRA, NCS and KCCA FC.