Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) in conjunction with their official banking partner Eco Bank Uganda have presented the contribution realized from the deposit mobilization campaign for the AFCON 2017 tournament which took place in December 2016 and January 2017.
The report was released on Thursday at the head offices of Eco Bank Uganda found at Eco Bank Plaza, along parliamentary avenue in Kampala.
The campaign dubbed “Tulumbe Gabon Nakajja” fetched Shs.27,861, 952 million from a total of 926 contributors. Of these contributors, 7 were corporate companies.
FUFA was ably represented by the Executive Committee member Rogers Byamukama and Esther Musoke (Marketing Director).
Addressing journalists at the report release, Byamukama, who is also the chairperson of the federation marketing committee lauded the individuals and corporate world that generously contributed towards this noble cause.
FUFA is greatly indebted towards the contribution made for the ‘Tulumbe Gabon Na Kajja’ campaign. “It was a short notice arrangement that also had the festive season but you still contributed handsomely.”
“We thank the media of the members of the media for pushing the campaign. I am certain that when we call upon Ugandans again for the next AFCON, they will once again respond positively.”
Byamukama represented the FUFA President, Eng. Moses Magogo at the well attended event. He also hailed the campaign as successful for the awareness raised for the Uganda Cranes before the team left for Gabon.
The campaign was beneficial because it enlightened the need to help the Uganda Cranes and FUFA.
Government and parliament came on board to assist in the campaign as Uganda returned to the Africa Cup of Nations for the first time in over 39 years.
Mrs. Annette Kihuguru, the Executive Director of Eco Bank Uganda thanked in a special way all the people who participated in this campaign.
Eco Bank is entirely grateful to all the Ugandans who participated in this campaign.
The exercise was transparent and closely monitored by an independent audit firm, BDO.
“We would like to thank the press who followed the campaign hence giving it the much needed publicity.”
The independent audit firm, BDO was represented by Moses Tibamwenda (Audit manager) and Cohen Kabirabiro (Auditor).
The firm audited the contributions, expenditure and winners in three different reports, also shared with Eco Bank.
Eco Bank’s communications manager Primrose Kobusingye also added to the loud voice of appreciation message.
”Eco Bank Uganda is glad the campaign ended with a success, well audited. We thank those people and companies that ran to the cause,” Kobusingye conveyed in a brief speech.
Uganda Cranes played at the 2017 Total Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon, after over 39 years.