President Kagame, Gen Muhoozi participate in Car Free Day

On 17 October 2022 at 06:32

President Paul Kagame, First Lady Jeannette Kagame and Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba who is on a visit to Rwanda have joined residents of Kigali City in the bi-monthly Car Free Day.

Gen Muhoozi, the first born son of Uganda’s President who also serves as the Senior Presidential Advisor on Special Operations is in Rwanda for the third time since the beginning of this year.

Gen Muhoozi was last in Rwanda in March 2022.

Also present at the mass sporting event were the Minister of Sports, Aurore Mimosa Munyangaju; the Mayor of Kigali City, Pudence Rubingisa and Ugandan journalist, Andrew Mwenda.

The sporting event serves to make Kigali a green city while promoting a healthy lifestyle.

The bi-monthly Car Free Day usually takes place between 7:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. every first and third Sunday of the month, bringing together city dwellers for physical fitness exercises.

The exercise started in 2016, aimed promoting healthy lifestyle among Rwandans and help them benefit from other health activities like screening for non-communicable diseases.

The Car Free Day provides a platform to educate people on healthy lifestyle choices in general and creates awareness that roads are not only built for vehicles but also for pedestrians.

Among others, the mass sporting event helps to reduce air pollution.

The sporting event held on Sunday saw participants setting off from BK Arena and ran through Gishushu to the premises of Prime Minister’s Office and Kigali Heights in Kimihurura.

They also received messages encouraging them to intensify efforts in the fight against Breast Cancer.

Participants were also urged to go for regular diagnosis because the type of cancer can be cured when detected early.

Participants of the mass sporting event set off from BK Arena in Remera.
President Paul Kagame, First Lady Jeannette Kagame and Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba have joined kigali residents in Car Free Day which coincided with the campaign against Breast Cancer.
President Kagame conversing with Gen Muhoozi during the mass sporting event as the Mayor of Kigali City, Pudence Rubingisa looks on.