Roke Telkom Uganda, on Friday announced its partnership with Africa Kwetu for this year’s Africa Economy Fuel Tour, a tour designed as a marathon entailing normal road travel, compliant with the national traffic regulations.
The determination of the fuel efficiency of each vehicle model and crew is one of the core objectives for this tour amongst others such as tourism, environmental conservation activities like tree planting whereby over 1,200 trees will be planted to represent the number of kilometers that will be covered during the tour.
Having focused on Western Uganda for the past two years while covering over 1000km, the tour will be taking the Northern Uganda route for four days starting from Kampala via Luwero then Nakasongola, Masindi, Pakwach, Gulu, and Pader then back to Kampala.
This will cover a distance of approximately 1251.88km.
Speaking at the launch of the tour, Amanya Atuhaire; the Brand and Marketing manager said: “The tour focuses on promoting domestic tourism, road safety, and environmental protection. Participants will visit the different tourist destinations in Northern Uganda.
The participants will also get to see and experience tourist sites such as Murchison falls National Park, Karuma falls, Nyabyeya Forest Reserve, a drive through the Royal mile and Aru falls.”
The different teams will also be engaged in activities like tree planting, site visits for agricultural farms to expound more on their knowledge around these topics.
“The participants will also have access to the Roke internet services at the places of rest during the travel period,” Amanya added.
There will be a car inspection at Shell Bukoto on Wednesday 14th September for the participating members to ensure proper conditions for traveling, and the flag off on the same day at 3:00 pm at The Pearl of Africa Hotel.
A crew of a driver and his co-driver will pay a service fee of Ugx550,000/= for the journey. The amount caters for lunch, park entry and medical and mechanical emergencies.
Meanwhile fuel for the tour, dinner and acomodation will be catered by the participants. People without cars can also register for the tour according to organizers.
The closing ceremony will take place in Gulu City hosted by Dr. Kenneth Omona, the Principal Private Secretary to His Excellency the President of Uganda.