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Richard Okello, the National Executive Commissioner, Uganda Scouting Association, says the facility is severely underutilized. The facility is only utilized during the national scout camping in August and December. Apparently, UPDF uses it to train marine soldiers.
Trainees at the Kaazi National scouts camping site showcasing what they have learnt.

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 Kaazi national scouting grounds are underutilized. The scouting grounds seat on 160 acres of land donated by Kabaka Daudi Chwa in Busabala, a suburb of Wakiso district.

The scouting grounds are comprised of a state of the art swimming pool, fully equipped gym and technical training facility. The grounds are used to train scouts and camping.

Richard Okello, the National Executive Commissioner, Uganda Scouting Association, says the facility is severely underutilized. The facility is only utilized during the national scout camping in August and December. Apparently, UPDF uses it to train marine soldiers.

According to Okello, there is need to market the facility across the country so as to encourage people to utilize it.

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Recently, 43 people underwent training for Life saving and guarding at the facility. The training was organised by Swim Safe Uganda in conjunction with the New Zealand based Pacific Lifeguard Academy. 

                                                                         

They also trained on performing Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation – CPR, first aid, mass rescue and basic fire extinguishing skills among others.

Okello says such trainings should be recurring at the facility so as to help people in island areas and those who go swimming without skills acquire them for safety. 

 

Moses Kalanzi, the Executive Director Swim Safe Uganda highlighted the importance of every pool, resort hotel and beach deploying lifeguards to prevent drowning.

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