By Kitts D.Mabonga
KAMPALA: The much anticipated Royal Ascot goat races fete is set to rock the country in October which shall be the biggest single national event to happen at close of the 2019 entertainment calendar.
The development was last night made during a special cocktail reception to unveil the event that was held at Kabira country club Bukoto and hosted by the Ruparelia foundation.
The goat races is a registered event which begun in 2004 as an annual charity event were proceeds from the fete goes out to support selected vulnerable communities as chosen by the Ruparelia foundation.
The race is set to happen on 12th October 2019 at Speke Resort Munyonyo were over ten goats have been listed per a race and eight races in total according to Betsy Mugamba, the chief operations officer at 88.2 Sanyu Fm.
She told Elgon daily news on the sidelines of the reception that several sponsors have been listed including her very own Radio station while others are Speke Resort Munyonyo, Kabira country club, Goldstar insurance, Tusker malt lager, silk events and new entrant Robbialac paint among others.
Mugamba explained that the proceeds from the fete shall go to construction of four stance toilets at the Good Samaritan school in Kamwokya ghetto community in Central division of which project managed by the Ruparelia foundation is geared towards improving on the state of sanitation at this school.
The Speke Resort Munyonyo general manager Fetzer Greg as event host urged all the party animals to turn up in big numbers because the event has been boosted by many new entertainment ingredients coupled with all tribes of foods and drinks.
,”We urge the party animals to come in big numbers and begin buying tickets effect August 1st for 30k early bird,50k at gate while kids 25k aged 8_12 however for VIPs the pocket damage stands at 350k early bird while at gates 400k” observed Greg adding that booking cab be online at www.thegoatraces.com or 0702711119/0785449449.
Rajiv on his part thanked Sheena the chairperson of event organising committee for putting up a good preparation show saying they agreed in principal that the goats should run and be able to raise 15M/= towards the school sanitation program.
He recalled that in 2005 when they hosted the first event, a paltry 60 people showed up but as it gained momentum, many people appreciated to support and the turn up for last year stood at staggering 3,500 guests of whom he religiously thanked.