Over Shs 70 Million Raised To Boost Kisoro Hospital’s ICU

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June 3, 2024    By Uziah    ,

Over Shs 70 Million Raised To Boost Kisoro Hospital’s ICU

By Alex Gahima

Over 70 million shillings was raised by friends and family of businessman Patrick Mbonye from Nyakabande Sub County, Kisoro District. The funds will support the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at Kisoro Hospital.

George Kalemera, Chairman of the Organizing Committee, stated that over 30 friends and business partners traveled to Kisoro to celebrate their esteemed friend. They participated in hiking Mountain Muhabura and running in the Virunga Marathon.

“Patrick Mbonye has been a pillar of support in our community,” Kalemera said. “We wanted to honor him in a way that reflects his passion for giving back and his love for adventure.”

One notable contribution came from Wilson Ndanga, a close friend of Mbonye, who donated 17 million shillings for a non-invasive ventilator, a crucial piece of equipment for the Kisoro ICU.

“As Patrick’s friend, I know how much he cares about our community’s well-being,” Ndanga said. “This ventilator will be a significant asset for Kisoro Hospital.”

Mr. Mbonye, the owner and founder of Q Sourcing Recruitment Company, celebrated his 50th birthday during the event. He emphasized the importance of Bafumbira investing in their home area and mentoring the youth, who are the future leaders.

“I believe in giving back to the community that has given me so much,” Mbonye said. “Sharing our experiences with the youth is vital. They are the ones who will shape our future.”

Mbonye also shared his ambitious plans to climb Mount Everest, having already conquered Mount Muhabura 12 times, Mount Rwenzori, Mount Kilimanjaro, and the Andes Mountains in Argentina.

“My love for Kisoro and its natural beauty has fueled my passion for mountaineering,” Mbonye said. “I aim to take on Mount Everest next.”

The event, held at Ikoro, was graced by the presence of Hon. Paul Kwizera of Kisoro Municipality, Dr. Arthur Kwizera, and other notable figures.