FMU vice president Dusman Okee says the move will focus on sensitizing fans and other safety measures because the sport is growing very fast
By Johnson Were
THE Federation of Motorsport Clubs of Uganda (FMU) will next year put more emphasis on safety.
FMU vice president Dusman Okee told New Vision Sport that the move will focus on sensitizing fans and other safety measures because the sport is growing very fast with the population of fans increasing tremendously and drivers importing very powerful cars.
"We are aware that motorsport fans have increased and the drivers have imported fast and powerful cars. So we shall set up a strategic plan to be in control of safety of both fans and competitors during events," Okee stated.
"We shall not accept a repeat of what happened last year when we lost four fans during an event," Okee added, citing the incident of Zirobwe when the accident claimed the life of four children.
He cautioned that the federation will not sanction events or clubs if they have not presented clear standard safety plans and will also follow up on those that fail to implement those plans.
Okee also added that FMU will continue to involve the police and anti-terrorism squads in all the events organised as a way of being in control of safety.
"Besides sensitizing fans and training drivers, we shall continue to involve Police and anti-terrorism units because they have been very useful to us this year," he said.
He lauded the Inspector General of Police, Kale Kayihura for the support he has offered to the sport.
FMU to act tough on safety