Covid situation assessment headline UOC, CGAU quarterly online meeting

DAVID GOMBE

The Uganda Olympic Committee (UOC) and Commonwealth Games Association of Uganda (CGAU) held a council meeting on Saturday 27th June, 2020.

The online meeting was owing to the ongoing Covid-19 situation and was attended by 55 participants representing UOC member national Federations, UOC commissions, UOC Executive committee members.

UOC President and IOC Member William Blick presided over the meeting. The council meeting which is held every quarter discussed a number of issues including the UOC bi annual report covering the period January to June 2020 which was represented by Secretary General Dr.Donald Rukare.

The report chronicles the keg activities carried out by the UOC/CGAU over the last six months. Mr. Joseph Mutalya presented the financial report for January-June while UOC Vice President Beatrice Ayikoru gave an update on the game preparation.

Moses Mwase UOC Executive committee member presented the draft team policy to the members.

During the meeting Blick revealed that,

The UOC joined the rest of the Olympic family to celebrate Olympic Day on 23rd June, 2020.” Olympian Halima Nakaayi, Rugby player Michael Wokorach, National Council of Sports, ANOCA President/IOC Member Mustapha graced the online engagement. “

An online aerobic session was held as well, four online meetings had been held on various topics including commercialization of sports, wellness and health in sports as well as Standard Operating Procedures (SoPs) for resumption of sports.”

The UOC is in close contact with the international Olympic Committee (IOC) and has been providing members with updates from the IOC mainly relation to the Tokyo 2020 games.”

He added,

“The NOC/UOC was trying to get back to normal functioning. Sports remain inactive awaiting clearance from National Council of Sports. The advanced sports management courses are now held online due to the disruption caused by COVID.”

Rukare also provided an overview of the revised UOC 2020 calendar

“I commend members to rapidly embrace technology as evidenced by the large numbers participating in various engagements.” I also encourage members to leverage available online platforms to engage with their various stakeholders.” Embracing the new norm is the way to go.” He stated.

In addition, Rukare shared the COVID-19 UOC office standard operating procedures with members. The SoPs detail, office protocols to be used by staff and everyone accessing the UOC offices once the lockdown is fully lifted. He also advised members to put in place similar SoPs for their offices.

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