Hundreds of Kampala dwellers drawn mainly from the corporate and business world graced the NSSF Kampala 7 Hills Hash Run that took place yesterday in Nsambya, Kampala.
The participants conquered the seven hills of Kampala for fitness, fun and also for charity as the proceeds were geared towards the improvement of sanitation and renovation of over 79 Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA)-managed schools.
While addressing journalists at the run, NSSF Managing Director, Richard Byarugaba, said the NSSF Kampala Hash 7 Hills Run is a vehicle through which NSSF will progressively raise funds to contribute to the improvement of education in Kampala schools, mainly by improving sanitation facilities and renovations over the next three years.
NSSF plans on raising Shs240 million over that time.
“The Fund has a mandate to contribute to the well-being of the community. NSSF is committed to making this a reality through strong partnerships and initiatives such as these because they are in line with our Corporate Social Responsibility programme. We pledge to sponsor the run next year,” he added at the starting and finishing venue at Pearl Africa Primary School found on the outskirts of the city.
Participants took to the road on a chilly and wet Sunday morning and traversed the seven hills of Kampala; Nsambya, Kibuli, Nakasero, Old Kampala Namirembe, Lubaga and Lubiri for 21km.