The Uganda Printing and Publishing Corporation (UPPC) on Wednesday confirmed its participation in the 2022 Rotary Cancer Run by making a contribution worth 10 million.
The run will take place on 4th September, 2022 at Kololo Airstrip. UPPC contribution as well as contributions from other organisations and individuals will be spent on the construction of two linear accelerators, one of the most modern cancer treatment machines in the world and to construct a bunker at Nsambya Hospital. The total cost for the two machines and a bunker that can house them is estimated at Uganda shilling 18 billion.
Speaking to UPPC employees while handing over the 10-million-shilling cheque, the Ag. Managing Director of UPPC-Kenneth G Oluka thanked the Rotary Cancer program for coming out to mobilise communities to be part of filling the funding to purchase lifesaving equipment for cancer patients.
“I want to thank the Rotary program for this noble cause and the other organisations for their contributions. Through Rotary, we can ensure that Ugandans have access to modern cancer treatment. I, therefore, appeal to everyone to support Rotary in ensuring that these bunkers are built and cancer treatment machines are purchased and installed to support the improvement of our cancer health facilities locally,” Oluka noted.
Mr. Emmy Kwesiga- chairman cancer run 2022 commended UPPC for generously supporting the cancer run. “As UPPC prepares to celebrate its’ 120th anniversary, allow me to take this opportunity to congratulate and thank UPPC for coming out to respond to the call of the cancer run,’’ he said.
‘’We are indeed grateful to the Corporation’s contribution and participation to this life-saving concern which started in 2012.We all know that there is need to improve the cancer situation in Uganda through early detection and appropriate pre- and post-treatment care, all this can be possible if we join hands as concerned citizens and institutions,’’ Kwesiga added.
Mr. Kwesiga said UPPC’s commitment as an institution in joining the cancer fight inspires the organisers to continue with the journey until all targets are achieved.
This year as UPPC celebrates 120 years, the corporation invites and welcomes all Ugandans and institutions to join and celebrate with them. The corporation is undertaking a series of activities including visiting legal institutions, hosting engineering institutions and shall have a special tabling of a motion in Parliament, an exhibition, a walk, and other stakeholder engagements.
UPPC’s head office is in Entebbe, along Airport Road with a major outline in Kampala City at Airways House. We also have outlets in Mbale, Jinja, Hoima, Mbarara, Fort Portal and Kapchorwa among others.
For details about the corporation and the UPPC @120 years celebrations; visit our website on www.uppc.go.ug or contact us directly through our WhatsApp number on 0783914332.