Nsambya Hospital, Kampala, 7th July, 2015. The Rotary Centenary Bank Cancer Centre that has been under construction for the past 3 years has this morning been handed over to St Francis Hospital Nsambya by the Uganda Rotary Cancer Program and it partners.



Nsambya Hospital, Kampala, 7th July, 2015. The Rotary Centenary Bank Cancer Centre that has been under construction for the past 3 years has this morning been handed over to St Francis Hospital Nsambya by the Uganda Rotary Cancer Program and it partners.

The Centre was conceived by Past District Governor Stephen Mwanje in 2011 as a response to the scourge of cancer in its many forms and the effect on ordinary Ugandans. He mobilised a number of Rotarians who gave their professional expertise and used their personal networks to turn this ambitious project into the reality we are witnessing today. When fully furnished and equipped, it will have the capacity to provide inpatient hospitalization, treatment and care for a total of 32 patients at a time.

The Centre as it stands now cost a total of 1.5 billion shillings and is a result of almost three years of fundraising and partnership. There have been direct contributions in cash and in kind in addition to the proceeds from 3 editions of the annual Rotary Cancer Run.

Uganda Rotary Cancer Programme Chairman, PDG Stephen Mwanje, said. “We thank the people that hatched this dream many years ago, the people who had the courage to start it and the partners who had the belief to support it. The dream has become a reality. Cancer is one of the biggest health concerns in Uganda today and this Centre will be a major milestone in the fight against it.”

Mr Fabian Kasi, the Managing Director Centenary Bank, said the construction of the Cancer Ward fits well with the bank’s Bridging the Cancer Gap initiative which is in line with the bank’s mission of improving the quality of life of Ugandans. “As an institution whose foundation sits on creating a better life for Ugandans, we are proud to make a contribution to improve the fight against Cancer. Centenary Bank has contributed more than Shs 800 million towards the cancer activities, including construction of this Rotary Centenary Bank Cancer Centre, the Rotary Cancer Run , screening of women for breast and cervical cancer, and other awareness support activities in Uganda,” Mr Kasi said.

Mr Simon Lugoloobi the CEO of Crown Beverages Limited who contributed over UGX 340 Million said ‘...We are proud to be associated with Rotary and the Cancer Program. Crown Beverages is committed to supporting initiatives that contribute to the sustainability of the communities in which we do business...’

Accepting the completed building, Dr. Martin Nsubuga, the Medical Director, Nsambya Hospital said “...the construction of this Cancer Centre is a shining example of vision, co-operation between the various partners and humanity. I would like to thank Rotary, Centenary Bank, Crown Beverages and the members of the public for their combined effort and involvement in all the stages of this achievement...”



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About Centenary Bank

Centenary Bank is Uganda’s leading microfinance bank serving customers with 59 branches and 142 ATMs across the country. We have been trusted by over 1.3 million customers, a third of the total banking population in Uganda. Our mission is to provide appropriate financial services especially Micro finance to all people in Uganda in a sustainable manner and in accordance with the law.

For more Information contact:

Allen Ayebare

Chief Manager Corporate Affairs and Communications

Centenary Bank

P.O BOX 1892 Kampala, UGANDA

Tel: 0312202114/ 0417202114

Fax: 0414251276/7




About Crown Beverages Limited

Crown Beverages Limited is Uganda’s oldest soft drinks company. The company is 100 percent Ugandan owned. The company’s range of carbonated soft drinks includes: Pepsi, Mountain Dew, Mirinda Fruity, Mirinda Orange, Mirinda Pineapple, Mirinda Apple, 7UP and Evervess Tonic. The products are available in returnable glass bottles and plastic/PET bottles. Crown Beverages is a good corporate social citizen, with major investments in sports, education, music and art development.

For More Information Contact:

Jeff Ssekandi,

Customer Marketing Manager, Pepsi

Tel: +256752726951