By Joan Murungi
The UAP Old Mutual group Uganda that comprises of life, general insurance, Investment, medical and property companies pledged its continued involvement in support of cancer victims.
This was during the handover of a Sh 5m cheque to the Past District Governor and Chair of the Uganda Rotary Cancer Programme Stephen Mwanje at the UAP Old Mutual Nakawa Business Park.
The management representatives of the UAP Old Mutual Group that made the commitment at the cheque handover were the Managing Director of the general insurance business, David Kuria, managing director of the life business Anthony Githuka, general manager of the Investment business Simon Mwebaze and other officials.
This year’s Rotary Cancer Run will focus on raising money to build the bunker for the Linear Accelerator at the Rotary-Centenary Bank Cancer Ward at Nsambya Hospital.
Last year the funds raised were used to get the Linear Accelerator, which is a cancer treatment machine that offers a safer alternative where cancerous cells are destroyed without affecting the surrounding tissue. This equipment can only be used after building a bunker.
This will significantly help cancer patients to access treatment more conveniently as opposed to traveling abroad.
Stephen Mwanje said, ‘‘we are very grateful for this financial contribution towards the cause but above all the fact that UAP Old Mutual staff are going to be part of the run gives me more gratitude because each of them will take the word around which in turn builds faith amongst the general public.’’