One of Uganda’s most popular social events, the Royal Ascot Goat Races will be happening on October 12, 2019.
This event will be hosted at its customary venue of Speke Resort, Munyonyo.
“After much deliberation with my sister, we agreed to bring back the goat races last year (after a six-year hiatus) and we are glad that even after having taken a long break, it was an incredibly successful event and the crowds that came enjoyed it,” Ruparelia Group’s Managing Director Rajiv Ruparelia, the organisers of the event, said last month.
However, this year’s event is a bit more special.
The proceeds from the races, will support an Eco Brick project to build toilets and improve sanitation at the Good Samaritan High School in Kamwokya.
This is an initiative of The Ghetto Research Lab, originated by an innovative youth named Patrick Mavo.
The percentage of the money collected from ticket sales and sponsorship will be given back to for noble cause.
The Royal Ascot Goat Races has been an annual Kampala tradition since 1993.