By James Bakama
UGANDA Amateur Boxing Federation’s elections will be held on February 28.
The election will climax a normalisation road map that started with the inauguration of a constitutional review committee on Thursday.
Uganda Olympic Committee boss Roger Ddungu heads the committee that also has NCS representative Timothy Magala, city lawyer Moses Mwase and David Kyambadde. Mwase will serve as committee secretary and spokesman.
Kyambadde represents Dr. Ntege Ssengendo’s group, one of the factions that have for three years been in a leadership wrangle. The other group led by retired professional boxer Godfrey Nyakana did not attend the function at UOC’s Lugogo offices.
“We have a quorum. We shall proceed with business,” said Ddungu adding that world amateur boxing body AIBA was well aware of the activities in Uganda. “All parties were informed in time so there are no excuses.”
Ddungu was mandated by AIBA to oversee amateur boxing in Uganda until the wrangles are sorted. He was duly tasked to involve the two factions, NCS and a lawyer as secretary in the constitutional review.
Besides ensuring that clubs are properly constituted, the committee will also hold workshops to ensure that stakeholders are at grips with current international boxing standards.
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