Government is set to provide Shs7.1 billion to support Ugandan athletes who will participate in the 2022 Commonwealth games due to take place between 28 July and 08 August 2022 in Birmingham, United Kingdom.
The State Minister for Sports, Hamson Obua made this revelation while responding to a matter of national importance raised today during the launch of the commonwealth games held at Kampala Sheraton Hotel.
“We want results and good performance but we are not participating in the preparations for better results. We request the Government to expedite funds for the sports people who are to participate at the Commonwealth games in two months’ time,” Obua said.
The Minister said Uganda will be represented in 13 sporting disciplines adding that the country qualified for athletics, netball, rugby, table tennis, and badminton. He added that the pending qualifications are in weightlifting and basketball among others.
Speaking at the launch, the National Council of Sports chairman Ambrose Tashobya said that the government is also committed to support the team that will go to represent Uganda through facilitation in terms of cash among other things.