By Andrew Irumba
The Ruparelia Foundation, under their managing director Rajiv Ruparelia, has started construction of sanitary facilities in Kamwokya ghetto, a suburb of Kampala.
The construction of the first sanitation was started by Rajiv on Friday December 6, 2019, and the project is being funded by proceeds from the Royal Ascot Goat races which were held at Speke Resort Munyonyo mid this month.
Spy Uganda has learnt that the Ruparelia Foundation has started with constructing a toilet at Good Samaritan Primary School, although more sanitary will be constructed at other specific locations within Kamwokya ghetto.
We have learnt that just as the Ruparelia Foundation promised, the money for setting up these sanitation facilities are proceeds from the Royal Ascot Goat Races that took place on October 12, 2019.
According to Rajiv, the cause is aimed at improving the sanitation in the slums of Kampala and since Kamwokya is in the spotlight of national and international eye because its most prominent son popstar Bobi Wine (Robert Kyagulanyi) rose to political stardom, the Ruparelia Foundation decided to focus on it, although they are to go to other ghettos after Kamwokya.
At this year’s Goat Races, Ruparelia Group managing director, Rajiv Ruparelia said, “The Goat Races are more than just another event in Uganda, it’s a place where people can come and network and mix along with business, pleasure and have a fun humorous time with good food and drinks all day long.”
It should be noted that Rajiv and the Ruparelia Foundation didn’t sell goats as such to get money to bankroll this project, but just organised a goat race, proceeds of which they are using to finance this Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) campaign.