Former Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) presidential candidate Dr. Kiiza Besigye has urged Ugandans to develop the spirit of solving their own problems instead of consistently lamenting to government.
Dr.Besigye was among the hundreds of Ugandans that have participated in a Car Wash Fundraiser meant aimed at saving Carol Atuhairwe who is battling two types of cancer.
Meanwhile former presidential candidate Dr. Abed Bwanika says such gestures of kindness must not stop with Carol but be extended to the hundreds of the cancer patients languishing without treatment.
Earlier, local musician Robert Kyagulanyi also known as Bobi Wine called for increased awareness about this deadly disease. Other local musicians that took part in the exercise included Khalifa Aganaga, Irene Ntale and Nince Henry.
Carol has battled throat and lung cancer for 6 years and she has undergone all sorts of cancer treatment including chemotherapy which has eaten away her flesh and her back bone is exposed.
She has an operation for her lungs scheduled very soon but she needs at least Sh 270m for the surgery.
It is against this background that Ugandans have come together this afternoon to lend a helping hand.
According to the chairman organizing committee Muhereza Kyamutetera over 140m shs has been collected.
Story By Damalie Mukhaye