July 25, 2019
Buganda Kingdom has officially handed over sickel cell screening kits to ministry of health worth two hundred million shillings as part of the remunerations from Kabaka birthday run held in April this year.
1st deputy Katikkiro and minister in charge of innovation and technology, Prof Twaha Kigongo Kaawaase handed the kits to the minister of health Jane Ruth Acheng on behalf of the Kingdom.
Owek Kaawaase said that Kabaka is on the mission of improving the lives of his people and such diseases should be confroted with a sharp weapon so that they cannot deter the missions and development strategies of the Kingdom.
Minister of health Jane Ruth Acheng, appreciated Buganda Kingdom for spearheading the mission to fight against sickle cell disease and this has eased their work as implementors of health related issues. He said of all Kingdoms in Uganda, only Buganda has come on board to join the fight against non communicable diseases.
The event was carried out Ministry of health headquaarters at Wandegeya, Kampala
This year's Kabaka Birthday run collected 494 million shilling and over fifty thousand runners participated. According to wikipeadia, Kabaka birthday run is ranked 19th in the world, and 2nd in Africa among the marathons with a noble cause.