By Andrew Irumba
City businessman Balaam Barugahara Ateenyi aka promoter balaam,also commonly known for his trademark One pink T-Shirt, has come out to commend Ugandans for the good job done when he called on them to fundraise money to clear ailing singer Jackie Chandiru’s sworing Hospital bills.
Chandiru, who is still battling a drug addiction problem, has been undergoing rehabilitation therapy at Naguru Hospital, where her condition had worsened, yet she didn’t have money to cater for the fat medical bills.
Because of his kindness and generosity, Balaam started a campaign early this week in which he urged Ugandans to contribute money towards clearing Chandiru’s medical bills and for her well-being.
After the campaign ran smoothly for only few days by several people in Uganda and abroad pooling funds for the singer, Balaam, wrote thus on Social his Media; “Dear friends,
Thank you for the positive response towards our Own musician Jackie Chandiru Appeal . This morning I was informed that a well wisher through her family has taken up Jackie’s medical and recovery bill 100% . However some of you had already sent Pastor Wilson Bugembe financial contribution totaling to 550,000/= He has refunded it .
Important to note the musicians Association had mobilized 950,000/= which has been refunded to Association President Sophie .
However she has a pending hospital bill Totalling to 2,400,000/= at the Recovery Solutions Treatment & counseling Centre zanna where she has been receiving Treatment we have cleared it with Pastor wilson Bugembe. Let’s pray for our friend Jackie to have a quicker recovery .
Thank you Patricia Ssewungu, Mrs walker in UK, Hon Nambi Kigongo Kampala district , Nansana Boda boda stage and all other well wishers our prayers have paid off .
The campaign is concluded no need for Financial Support or Contribution.
God bless You all
Balaam Barugahara & Pastor Wilson Bugembe.”
Meanwhile controversy marred the campaign to rescue Chandiru after some of her family members came out and reportedly attacked, Pastor Bugembe, Sophie Gombya and other artistes who were soliciting funds for her.