On Tuesday, 23 June the world was celebrating the Olympic Day. The day that is usually characterized by mass sports activities that bring together youth in different competitions. However, this year due to coronavirus it was not celebrated as it was meant to; instead, ROA joined RNOSC in a campaign of prevention against the COVID-19 pandemic.
Alex Sharangabo, who is the Secretary General of the RNOSC and the President of the Rwanda Olympians Association, said that the purpose of this year’s activity was to remind people of the fact that in these days of the pandemic people need to care about each other’s health.
“Since we cannot organize any kind of sports activity due to the pandemic that is affecting all Rwandans, our first plan was to share some of the Olympic values with taxi-motos, contributing in the fight against the coronavirus,” he said
Gervais Munyanziza, representing the Ministry of Sports applauded the initiative of ROA and RNOSC.
“We need to be healthy to do sport, and the organizers of this activity understood that for people to resume normal life it is important to face together this pandemic; let those that received these hand sanitizers today use them to the full purpose they were intended for. Thus, contributing in the victory we will soon be having over the coronavirus.”
Daniel Ngarambe, president of the Rwanda Motorcycle Association (FERWACOTAMO) said that they are pleased to have been thought of in these times. He promised the participation of Taxi-motos in the fight against the Coronavirus.