Uganda Police Force Statistics indicate that the East African nation registers about 20,000 accidents each year, with some 2,000 deaths, CGTN Africa reported.
During the August 11 event, the Managing Director of Centenary Bank noted that the Catholic Financial Institution “places a priority on transforming lives of individuals in communities where it has operations across the country.”
“One of the ways through which this has been manifested is through the deliberate Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program which is executed countrywide, where the Bank sets aside 1% of the previous year’s net profit to support CSR activities, which are mainly categorized in Education, Health, Church and the community as a whole,” Mr. Kasi said.
Receiving the dummy cheque at Centenary Bank head Office in Uganda’s capital, Kampala, the Vice Chairperson of the Hospital’s Fundraising Committee Fr. Gerald Kalumba said that the donation will “go a long way in facilitating the construction of the Accident Ward at Nkozi Hospital.”
“We appreciate Centenary Bank’s continued support towards the annual Nkozi Run fund and the hand extended to us for all related initiatives over the years,” added Fr. Gerald who is the Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Kampala.
On her part, Nkozi Hospital Administrator, Sr. Teddy Nakyanzi said though the COVID-19 pandemic “is here and we must take caution, accidents are still happening of which facilities are needed to offer the required medical attention to the casualties.”
She added in reference to the Nkozi Run Fundraising that has been delayed due to COVID-19 restrictions, “Unlike in the past where people could convene and fundraise towards the Accident Ward at Nkozi, through the charity drive, the new normal cannot allow us to exercise all these.”
“We continue to thank all the different partners who have every now and again rendered the much-needed support,” the Hospital’s Administrator said.
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