Fortebet, Uganda’s biggest betting company over the weekend
donated tens of life jackets to fishermen and other water users at
Kiyindi landing site in Buikwe district.
This donation came just one week after Fortebet donated the same items to fishermen at Kigungu landing site. The handover has presided over by Fortebet’s Media
Manager, John Nanyumba on Saturday.
According to the fishermen, this donation came as a very big relief
because they are always at constant battles with water authorities
for not wearing lifejackets. “I want to deeply thank Fortebet for
these like jackets. Every now and then, we are running away from
water authorities because it is illegal to enter the waters without a
life jacket. However, it is not that we stubbornly do not want to wear
them, but because they are expensive,” Fred Makubuya, one of the
life jackets recipients said.
Talking to the fishermen, Nanyumba said, “We are concerned about
the live of every Ugandan. This is the reason we are here to give you
life insurance while you are on the waters. Fortebet is well aware of
the many deaths that happen on our water bodies, largely due to not
wearing life jackets. Today, Fortebet has brought them to you and
free of charge.”
Away from life jackets, Fortebet also appreciated its clients at its
Kiyindi branch. Here, Fortebet gave out phones, club jerseys, T-shirts,
caps, bodaboda reflector jackets among others, just like it did at
Lugazi, Namawojjolo and Mbikko.
This weekend, Fortebet will gift bettors at Kisaasi and Kamwokya.
Don’t miss, be there!