BY ZALIMON BASIGHALHA (GOODLUCK)
Natives of Kasese district have been challenged to appreciate the natural endowments and beautiful scenery of the district.
The challenge was sounded on Friday afternoon by the Chief Executive Officer for Equator Hikes, Mr. Amos Wekesa, the organizer of the Rwenzori Theluji Marathon while addressing the press in Kasese town ahead of the Saturday’s International Run.
But Mr. Wekesa says the people of Kasese should use the natural endowments and beautiful scenery of the district as an opportunity to create a lot of wealth through establish various tourism related businesses.
He also calls upon the leaders to market the district following its natural endowments like game parks, lakes and the Rwenzori Mountains among others.
Commenting about Saturday’s event, Mr. Wakesa explained that there will be three runs including that of 42 kilometres, 21 kilometres and 5 kilometres respectively where the best performers will also receive rewards basing on their performance.
Sandra Alinitwe, the Marketing Manager for Rocket Health, a health service provider at the function revealed that their coming to Kasese is to offer first aid to participants who may need it including anyone who may suffer strains, sprains, and shortness of breath or any complications that may come as a result of running.
Other activities are carrying out checkups for blood pressure ahead of the marathon, warm-up sessions for all participants before and after the marathon, post marathon light messages and ambulance services among others.