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National Council Of Sports Undressed In Corruption Scandals

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The national council of sports, a government body mandated to develop, promote and control sports in Uganda has been under spot light over several issues from accountability to registering briefcase federations.

Last month, the minister of State Finance, Planning and Development (Privatization) Hon Evelyn Anita and Minister of State for Sports, Hon Peter Ogwang gave contradictory statements on the release of fund to the sports federations for the first and second quarters and it was revealed that National Council of sports was allocated Shs 47.81 billion for 51 federations across the county for the financial year 2022/ 2023.

Minister Anite Among said Shs19.2 billion was released for the first quarter while Ogwang said that Shs27 billion was released for the first  and second quarter. However, Moses Magogo (NRM, Budiope County East) the president of the Federation of Uganda Football Associations said sports federations had not received any fund for the two quarters.

Following inconsistences in statements regarding released funds to the council, Speaker after a motion moved by Bugiri Municipality legislator Asuman Basalirwa named the committee with Hon Laura Kanushu (NRM, PWD), Hon Solomon Silwany (NRM, Bukooli county central), Geofrey Kayemba (NUP, Bukomansimbi South County, Hon Iddi Isabirye (NRM, Bunya County south) Hon Donald Katalihwa (NRM, Mwenge county south), Hon.Agnes Achibu ( NRM, Nebbi district), and Margret Makhoka (Ind. Namayingo district).

While facing the ad hoc Committee on sports today, the president of the Uganda Boxing Federation Moses Muhangi shocked the members when he revealed that whereas they they request for about Shs600 Million for their international sports events from National Council of sports, they’re only given Shs45 but asked to account for 600 million which they are not received.

Muhangi also called for the re-instatement of of boxing in schools , saying this is killing grassroot boxing as they only rely on youths from the Ghetto who have passion for the sports.

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