Ugandans in the Diaspora are set to fundraise for extension of clean water in Uganda’s needy communities in Uganda.
The fundraising drive will be championed by the newly crowned Miss Uganda, Quinn Abenakyo.
“Miss Abenakyo will participate in the UNAA Causes Clean Water awareness campaign, Education and other activities this year,” Mr. David Muwanga the UNAA Causes Chief Executive told Sqoop in a message.
Abenakyo was crowned Miss Uganda 2018/2019 on Friday night at the Sheraton Kampala Hotel. She emerged winner after beating 21 other contestants. Tyra Margach (20) emerged first runner up while Patience Aheebwa (20), emerged second runner up.
The Clean Water Initiative is a project by Ugandans in North America, under their umbrella UNAA Causes aimed at pooling resources to provide clean and accessible water to fellow Ugandans back home.
“Approximately 23,000 Ugandans die each year due to diarrhea including 19,700 children under the age of 5, who die each year due to the disease. Reports show that around 45% ? 50% of the people within the city centers lack access to clean water,” Mr. Muwanga said.
He said that he is privy to information that 1 among 5 Ugandans do not have access to water at all.
“Even those who have access to clean water, face a high risk (of using contaminated water) or use contaminated water,” he added.
Meanwhile the hype is high among Ugandans in the United States as they await the event that will occur at Graydoa Hotel in the US national capital of Washington DC.
A business club where skills in savings and business sustainability will be key issues and whoever wants business networks has already booked for attendance.