Jinja is one of the popular Uganda safari tour destinations famous for a range of things but most of all being the Source of the Nile River. On Saturday July 23rd, the roads were connecting to Jinja for the Twegaite Source of the Nile run which had the intention of directing the proceeds to the building of the Cancer ward at Jinja Hospital.
The run was occurring for the second time following the Twegaite International Initiative a non profit Organization
which originated in United States of America in the year 1998 with the
intention of connecting friends and Children of Busoga in Uganda and
Diaspora to facilitate the development of Busoga region including
championing the causes that would increase Uganda tours in Busoga area.
start point for the Marathon was at Source of the Nile Gardens and the
end point was at the Jinja Rugby grounds. The participation was priced
at 15000/= and the registration was at Igar Cafe Jinja along with Laftaz
in Kampala and Jinja. It was such a fun filled day with the range of
activities that included; Mountain climbing, camping and Mini zoo tour
among other activities that enabled to showcase what Busoga has for the
travelers on safaris and tours in Uganda.
post race moments was also magical with activities like live
entertainment, the exhibition of wildlife by the Uganda Wildlife
Education Center, a range of children activities along with Jinja
reunion party at the famous Jinja Sailing Club – one of popular
relaxation points for those on Uganda safaris and tours.
Fred Bateganya the head of Twegaite International noted that the
initiative has supported the cancer ward at Jinja Hospital for the last
three (3) years and a range of improvements including securing of new
linen and renovation have already been accomplished. The proceeds from
the Saturday’s event will be directed to hospital van acquisition to
make the transportation of hospital staff easier.