Rwenzori Bottling Company has donated 500 bottles of mineral water, amounting to Shs 7.5m, towards the Eastern Africa University Games (EAUG) scheduled to kick off on December 16 and end on 22nd at Uganda Christian University, Mukono.
Addressing journalists on Monday at UCU, the company’s brand manager, John Katete, said that their support to the EAUG is about awareness and associating with sports.
He added that they are supporting the EAUG because most of the participants who are the youths are the future of sports in the region.
“We do this to maintain our relationship with UCU. We treasure our relationship because UCU has never let us down and we cannot let them down,” Katete said.
Anny Katabaazi, president for the local organizing committee, who also doubles as UCU deputy vice chancellor for finance administration, showed gratitude for Rwenzori’s contribution towards the games.
“We have been trying to fundraise for the games though some people have disappointed us, but we are glad you have come,” Katabaazi said, adding that the vice chancellor “is always worried” whether the games will take place because funds have been inadequate.
58 universities from Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda have confirmed their participation.
Source : The Observer