Sports Federation Presidents interact at sports forum meeting

David GOMBE

Sports Federation Presidents met at the first Sports forum organized by National Council of Sports on Tuesday 28th at Copper Chimney Restaurant, Lugogo.

Besides Woodball, Squash and Floorball, the other 43 Sports Federations were well represented for the first time in five years.

State Minister for Sports, Hon. Charles Bakkabulindi chaired the event. Permanent secretary in the ministry of Education and Sports Omara Apita, NCS chairman Bosco Onyik and Acting General Secretary Dr. Bernard Patrick Ogwel were all in attendance.

Uganda Boxing Federation President Moses Muhangi highlighted on the financial hardships they are facing in organising particular events in the Federation.

"This is great for all of us to come and have such meetings. Personally I'm not happy with how resources have been allocated to various Federations. I believe we should share the small funds in an appropriate way than giving football 10 of the 16 billion budget." This is not fair to the other Federations."

In his submission, the FUFA boss Moses Magogo called upon his colleagues to concentrate on how to improve the sports sector than heading into unnecessary fights

"I believe it's important for us to concentrate om how we can improve the sports sector. FUFA gets 10 billion which is not enough basing on the challenges but I strongly believe every federation can get more than the what we get."

Personally I want every federation to get more funds for example Athletes has always represented this nation well."

Bakkabulindi thanked all the Federations for rising the Ugandan flag in various sports activities

"I take this opportunity to thank every federation for promoting and rising the Ugandan flag. I know you face various challenges and I can assure everyone that the government shall continue to work hand in hand with you to develop the sports sector."

The next meeting between the government and sports Federations is due in August this year.