PIECE-meal purchase of spare parts by individual drivers had drained their finances and the only solution is bulk importation
By Douglas Mazune
UGANDA Motor Rally Drivers Club (UMRDC) president Duncan Mubiru reckons that unity among participants under their club would enable them cut costs in the most expensive Ugandan sport.
Mubiru observed that piece-meal purchase of spare parts by individual drivers had drained their finances and the only solution is bulk importation.
Speaking at function where a fellow competitor Godfrey ‘Black Widow’ Kiyaga donated to the club two computers, a printer, photocopier and scanner worth sh4m, Mubiru said that affordable spare parts and accessories will be sold at the UMRDC secretariat at Wandegeya.
“I am grateful to Black Widow for the donation which will make our secretariat efficient. We can communicate better and hopefully in the near future everybody will realize the benefits of a well organised club in the modern world,” Mubiru stated.
UMRDC treasurer Peter Kakaire explained that the club had no intentions to take over leadership of Federation of Motorsport Clubs of Uganda (FMU) but were simply being an organised community.
“Just like the players association or professional golfers are united only that we have gone ahead to set up a secretariat to manage our activities in a professional manner. We are involved in initiatives that benefit competitors collectively. Very soon medical insurance for competitors will be implemented,” Kakaire revealed.
Clubs are free to use the UMRDC secretariat as a registration centre for their events. The UMRDC administrator Keren Nuwagaba would handle such activities.
Rally drivers move to cut costs