By George Busiinge
A charity walk organized by Little Hospice Hoima to support terminally ill patients last week attracted hundreds of participants, raising over Sh50 million.
Flagged off by the Archbishop of the Church of Uganda, His Grace Stanley Ntagali at Little Hospice office in Kijungu village, the participants marched through the streets of Hoima town and late converged at Hoima Boma grounds.
While flagging off the walk, Ntagali who contributed Sh1 million commended Little Hospice for caring for the patients with lifetime pain. He said time is now for Ugandans to support the marginalized needy to attain a desired life.
Dr. Kalisa Kabagambe, the presidential advisor on oil and energy said Ugandans should know that international donation is shrinking hence; they need to embrace such activities.
Dr. Kalisa who mobilized close to sh50 million from different offices said many people are suffering in the villages without getting treatment.
Dr. Eddie Mwebesa, the chief executive officer, Hospice Africa Uganda said the funds raised surpassed the targeted budget. According to him, their budget was Sh50 million but over sh60 million has been realized in both cash and pledges since the campaign was launched.
He said similar fundraising activities will be conducted yearly to support hospice activities and pledged for accountability and transparency of the funds collected. Little hospice supports over 30,000 patients with care and treatment.