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NCS chairman Onyik recalls his ‘VIP’ experience

By Johnson Were

Added 28th December 2015 09:30 PM

When National Council of Sports (NCS) chairman Bosco Onyik was ushered in as a VIP at Festino Cite Mukono during the Champions Sprint on Boxing Day, he had no idea of what to expect.

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Fans in the VIP stand at Champions Sprint rally in Mukono Festino Cite on Boxing Day

When National Council of Sports (NCS) chairman Bosco Onyik was ushered in as a VIP at Festino Cite Mukono during the Champions Sprint on Boxing Day, he had no idea of what to expect.

When National Council of Sports (NCS) chairman Bosco Onyik was ushered in as a VIP at Festino Cite Mukono during the Champions Sprint Rally on Boxing Day, he had no idea of what to expect.

Onyik had never been at the event, and probably expected paradise.

However, as the event took its toll on the drivers, with some rolling their cars, Onyik and his other VIPs were left struggling in clouds of dust.

“I think the VIP section needs to be upgraded, because if you saw that dust we ate, I think guests like the President, Vice President, Premier or Ministers would not feel comfortable to stay yet we need them as we lobby for more government support,” Onyik told the New Vision in the aftermath of the event.

He asked the organisers of motorsport to upgrade the Festino Cite track to the standards of Busiika track.

He also asked the organisers to fence off the spectators viewing points like those of Busiika to stop fans crossing the track when the cars and motor bikes have started.

“The place is good and spacious enough if it could accommodate such a crowd I saw on Boxing Day, but the viewing points need to be fenced off,” Onyik stated.

He also urged the organisers to always position food vendors a distance away from spectators to avoid accidents like the one where a child fell into a pan of boiling cooking oil.

He however commended the organisers for deploying enough security that contained the huge crowd despite the nasty incident that left four people injured.

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