USF hoping for govt support towards CANA

KAMPALA As Uganda Olympic Committee president William Blick alluded last week, sports federations expect more government funding with the new regulations to the Sports Act in place.

That is the situation Uganda Swimming Federation (USF) finds itself in eight days to the CANA Zone III and IV Championship that will be held at Kampala Parents School.

“We are waiting for a response from National Council of Sports after we submitted our proposal,” revealed USF president Donald Rukare.

Rukare was speaking at the presentation of a Shs7m package from Midland Group of Companies towards the event’s organisation at Rainbow International school yesterday.

“We have so far raised 60% of the Shs300m total budgeted for the event,” revealed the federation secretary Moses Mwase.A total of 50 athletes are expected to represent the country at the four-day competition that has attracted 12 countries from East and Southern Africa that make up Zone III and IV.Uganda finished fifth out of 16 countries that took part in the tournament held in Malawi last year.

SOURCE: Daily Monitor

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