Uganda’s jazz maestro Isaiah Katumwa will be performing at the climax of the Philly Lutaaya Cares golf tournament scheduled for October 25 at Entebbe Golf club.
The tournament is aimed at raising funds to help alleviate poverty and stigmatization. Philly Lutaaya Cares (PLC) was created in memory of Born in Africa singer, Philly Bongoley Lutaaya (1951-1989).
Tezra Lutaaya, the late singer’s daughter and founder of PLC, said proceeds of the tournament would go to setting up a vocational training centre in Kinoni, Gomba, to create opportunities for widows and youth.
“PLC is working with Uganda Golf Union (UGU) on promoting collective responsibility for the struggle against HIVAids and the one-day golf tournament where 144 players are expected will be held in celebration of 25 years of Lutaaya’s contribution to the fight against HIVAids,” she said.
Lutaaya is internationally acclaimed for putting a human face to the pandemic, when he made his battle against HIV public in 1988. Oscar Semawere, Entebbe Golf Club (EGC) captain said the club was honoured to host this noble cause and said the fundraising would be played in shotgun format to allow all players to tee off simultaneously in 36 teams comprising four players each.
Speaking at the press conference at Sheraton hotel, Katumwa confirmed his participation, saying Lutaaya was a hero who contributed to both music and the HIV fight.
Source : The Observer