Another car wash fundraiser has been organised in Mbarara town western Uganda as part of the “Save Carol campaign”.
According to the chairman organising committee, Muhereza Kyamutetera, the Panamera bar cash wash raised Shs57m to help Carol Atuhairwe get cancer treatment in the US.
On Wednesday, a drive supported by Rwenzori FM, Simba Group and Ibanda University saw cars being washed at Carwashing Bay after Total Petrol Station.
Kyamutetera says the main event will take place on 30th April at De Posh Bar in Mbarara town.
Each vehicle will be washed at Shs30,000 and bikes at Shs5,000 each.
Meanwhile, social media enthusiasts have tasked the US embassy in Kampala to be part of the campaign.
In partnership with Uganda Women’s Network, the U.S. Embassy hosted a panel discussion on women’s leadership this week.
“No nation can become a vibrant middle-income country if it leaves half its population out of the development equation. For this reason, the U.S. has made justice for women and girls a core part of its foreign policy,” the embassy said on its Facebook page.
A one Webisa Gilbert Denis put it to them that “unfortunately”, the embassy looks at the well-off women not the true suffering African woman or girl-child.
Ntege Christopher also pinned the embassy saying he has sought their help to save Carol and contribute to her surgery four times but in vain.
“This is my forth time writing to you #USEmbassyKampla here on your page seeking for help,” Ntege said.
“That’s not entirely true,” the embassy shot out, adding, “We support programs in Uganda to increase access to education for girls, improve health care options for women, and help end gender-based violence – in both urban and rural areas. What are your suggestions for improving our outreach to this sector of society?”
They never, however, committed to helping Carol.