2nd Twegaite Source of the Nile Run for July 23

The Speaker of the Uganda Parliament, Hon. Rebecca Kadaga, on 30 June launched the 2nd Twegaite Source of the Nile Run. The run is part of events to promote domestic tourism in the Busoga region in Eastern Uganda, and specifically in Jinja the biggest city in the region.

Kadaga said this is the first time the run is on the shores of the world’s longest river, the River Nile. The Nile at 6650km from Jinja in Uganda to the Nile Delta in Egypt on the shores of the Mediterranean is the longest river.

During the second edition of Twegaite Source of the Nile Run, the organisers hope to raise funds to support a cancer hospice in Jinja. It will be the only hospice of its kind in the region.

There are a number of activities starting from 18 July all through to 24 July, among them a zoo exhibition. Kadaga called upon Ugandans and others to register and participate in the run not only to support the cancer awareness campaign, but also to promote tourism in Uganda.

“This year, the Uganda Tourism Board is focused on driving domestic tourism to higher levels that the previous years. Uganda is rich and diverse in culture, landscape, and tourism attractions and the Twegaite Source of the Nile Run is one such event that promotes domestic tourism,” says Stephen Asiimwe, the CEO of UTB.

UTB is partnering with Twegaite International to promote Jinja as a tourism and adventure destination in East Africa.