By Uspa team
Four Amputees have confirmed participation in the inaugural three-day Uganda Motor Fuel Economy Tour on November 20-22,2020 in Hoima, Mbarara, Fort portal and Kasese.
Under the umbrella of the Amputee Self Help Network Uganda, the three men and one female have registered the Subaru Forester in the 900km three-day challenge.
Amputee team of Alex Munyambabazi, Charlotte Kangume and Paul Waswa at Lugogo receives the event regulations from Event manger Mutale Tendo second left after registering their Entry Looking on Lrft is Deputy COC Jareed Kaleera.Photo Kinthan Images
Alex Munyambabazi, the founder of the Amputee Self Help Network Uganda said that they use opportunity to sensitize the public that people with disabilities can do what a normal person does.
“Many organisations exclude us in their activities because of our disability, but I hope this will be an eye opener to them, that if we can participate in tough activities like this 900km tour challenge, then we are good to go in other activities,” he said.
The event manager Tendo Mutale was so challenged by the amputee’s gesture and said,” I’m humbled and I appeal to the general public out there to emulate you.”
The tour is to promote domestic tourism, climate change by planting trees and changing the drivers’ attitude to promote road safety.
Participants on day one leave Kampala to Kapeka, Kabwoya Game Reserve and spend a night in Hoima where they are expected to plant Bamboo trees.
On day two, they will cover parts of Hoima, Kagadi, Semuliki National Game Park and Sempaya Hot springs in Bundibugyo before spending a night in Fort Portal.
They will then finalise the tour by heading to Kasese Kazinga Channel, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Ishaka Escapements in Bushenyi and end the tour in Mbarara.
The 900km adventure tour is organised by United Motorsport Club (UMOSPOC and Enduro Club Uganda and supported by Worldwide Movers.