New Minister of State for Sports Obua officially begins his tenure in office

DAVID GOMBE

Newly appointed Minister of State for Sports Hamson Denis Obua officially kick started his duties with an acclimatized tour of the National Council of Sports complex on Tuesday.

The minister also met the NCS’ board members and staff.

In his remarks, Obua called upon member Federations to look for corporate sponsors for more funds and applauded the government for the support.

“We will deal deeper to the aspect of funding to various Federations during a National Sports forum meeting.”

We will also discuss on three critical options for Federations to look for resources in running their activities. The government of Uganda has done a tremendous role in supporting sports disciplines. In developed countries, sports is handled by private sector.”

Obua also promised to work hand in hand with the ministry and National Council of Sports towards the development of sports activities in various Federation.

“We will do all it takes to help Federations build capacity, in terms of offices. I know some Federations don’t have offices and some are at the MTN Arena. I find this unfair and this is our task to help them secure homes where they can be found.”

Obua replaced Charles Bakkabulindi who had served in the position since 2005.

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