By Wasswa Deo
The National Social security Fund and Kampala Capital City Authority have launched the second edition of NSSF Hash Seven Hills Run aimed at raising 200 million to renovate Makerere University primary school and Summit Vienna Army primary school in Kampala to create better learning environment.
The run will take place on March 12th and will cover 22 kilometers while traversing seven historical hills in Kampala and these are Kibuli, Old Kampala, Namirembe, Ribaga, Lubiri, Nsambya and Nakasero.
Speaking at the launch, the executive director KCCA has noted that, they still need a lot of funds to effectively improve the infrastructure of the 79 public schools in Kampala
Musisi says by the time was appointed the executive director, infrastructure in Kampala public schools was even worse to an extent that one toilet was serving 100 pupils. “With efforts put in place the situation has changed and one toilet is now serving 50 pupils’’ she added.
Richard Byarugaba, the executive director, NSSF Richard Byarugaba says, this campaign will go far to support education of the underprivileged in the society.
A total of 65 million shillings was collected in the first edition of the run and went to the renovation of Nakivubo settlement primary schools and construction of a water facility at St. Ponsiano Kyamula primary school.