The Speaker of Parliament, Rt Hon Jacob Oulanyah has revealed that the 11th Parliament, is committed to support the sports sector.
Oulanyah made the pledge at the Airtel – Federation of Uganda Football Association (FUFA) Awards over the weekend at the Speke Resort Munyonyo where he was chief guest.
“I sit in a place where very many decisions are made, decisions that change or destroy lives,” he said.
Oulanyah added, “Parliament gives you total commitment that we will take off time to see that the sports sector is sufficiently funded and all that goes with it like identification of talent and training.”
The FUFA President and also Budiope East County MP, Hon Moses Magogo, said that the Government needed to improve on the legislation to support the sportsmen in the country.
“We need to improve on the legislation and policies that support the sporting activities and persons. The year 2022 will see the National Sports Act become a reality,” he said.
Magogo added that government needed to unlock the sleeping potential of Ugandan sportsmen and women to the world, by funding these activities.
“Government has to fund the identification, development, preparations, presentation and reward of these sportsmen and women and athletes representing the country,” he said.
The women’s best player for 2021, Kampala Queens player, Fauzia Najjemba, drove away in a brand new Subaru N14. The runners up were Lady Doves Daisy Nakazibwe and Fazila Ikwaput.
The male best player for 2021, Bobosi Byarugaba, Vipers and Uganda Cranes midfielder also drove away in a brand new Subaru N14 after defeating team mate Azizi Kayondo and Express FC’s Eric ‘Kenzo’ Kambale.