By Silvano Kibuuka
Despite the new sports regulations that has been finalised, many of the associations still urge Government to come up with a final sports law to control and develop sports in the country as opposed to the existing National Council of Sports Act of 1964 currently based on to govern sports in the country.
The third and final consultative meeting of sports stakeholders with the task force committee ended at Lugogo on Tuesday.
Chairman Bisereko Kyomuhendo told the 25 delegates in attendance that the findings and resultant regulations shall be paramount in promulgating the new National Council of Sports Act.
The minister of state for sports Charles Bakkabulindi put in place a task force to consult stakeholders on the way forward in a bid to streamline sports administration and give more powers to NCS to implement and punish erring associations and those that operate in a clandestine manner.
“The report is ready for the ministry to consider,” noted Bisereko.
Inclusion of professionalism and cropping up of more than one national association as what happened in FUFA, professional boxing, kickboxing, cycling and others has necessitated the need to come up with the regulation that warrants a new law in the near future.
“We wanted a new law to be passed by Parliament. The regulations drawn by the task force shall not solve the problems. The law shall explicitly tell who should, and which bodies to govern sports and the qualities needed. It shall also compel government’s commitment in funding sports, noted FUFA lawyer Patrick Luganda after the meeting at Lugogo.
Uganda Professional Boxing Commission (UPBC) officials are also anxious about the new law to terminate the cropping bodies.
Other members of the task force are Denis Kibirige, Charles Egou Engwau, Paul Okiring, Omara Apitta, Nicholas Muramagi and Celistino Mindra.