Athletes from all over the world will put their strength and stamina to the test at Kololo Independence Grounds today.
By Michael Woira
We welcome this wonderful initiative which is an alternative that comprises sports and the chance to get to know the indisputable beauty of the pearl of Africa.
Athletes from all over the world will put their strength and stamina to the test in this hospitable land of people and nature.
The will to show us the sheer power and magnitude of human powers by participating in a race of great difficulty but exciting and adventurous at the same time.
For the youths of Uganda this is a unique chance to get to know what this kind of sports really is and which I hope will be repeated in the future since it is an innovative and attractive idea that hopefully will appeal to many young people you have dreams of being great athletes not only in Uganda but also at an international level.
For our prefecture it is an alternative to traditional types of sports and is at the same time a form of alternative tourism which if well supported it can function as an original and true ambassador of the natural beauty of Uganda and its unlimited potential.
I am very sure this event will be well documented and sustained with numerous reports and propositions to the Media and international conferences that sports tourism is a form of quality tourism that can be developed all year round because Uganda has and will benefit from this event since these athletes who have come for the competitions are sleeping in Ugandan hotels, using our currency, touring various places and this will motivate them to come back in here to enjoy the hospitality and nature of our country.
I wish every success to the organizers and congratulations to the people who created this event with unique inspiration and also chose Uganda to be the host of the event.
I would also like to congratulate all the participant athletes who will be struggling and making sure we the host at least become gallant in all kinds of races and at the same time I would truly like to congratulate you on your initiative to materialize your idea and give life to this form of sports which I am certain will yield the expected results very fast, market our country and popularize the talent in the now young school going children.
Therefore the natural beauty of Uganda in combination with the skills of the organizers guarantee the success of this event and request all Ugandans to flood Kololo to show their support to our champions who will be competing in the race.
The writer is a patriotic Ugandan