"We want you to use your broad network and expertise among the senior citizens to support the development of sports..."
GOLF NATIONAL COUNCIL OF SPORTS
The Uganda Golf Union (UGU) will soon start enjoying a share of the ‘national cake' after restoring their status as a national association.
On Thursday, the Union president Innocent Kihika received the certificate of registration from the National Council of Sports General Secretary Patrick Ogwel at NCS offices.
Golf, like all other sports federations, was required to register again after the 2014 regulations were passed to operationalize the 1964 NCS Act. There are now 51 associations/federations registered with NCS.
"I am delighted on behalf of all golfers to receive this recognition," Kihika said.
"After the new regulations were passed, we had a lot to undo and that has taken us time but now we are back." Kihika who also promised to
On his part, NCS General Secretary Ogwel, a member of Lira Golf Club, called upon UGU to use their networks for the betterment of sports.
"We want you to use your broad network and expertise among the senior citizens to support the development of sports," Ogwel implored Kihika.
He also reminded Kihika of the need to remain compliant and follow government systems.
"The reporting mechanism is very clear and also the planning cycle is known so when you need support, these must be adhered to," Ogwel advised.
"Government has come out strongly to give a niche that's evident in the increase of funds but 40% of that goes to one federation and NCS must share the 60% with its operations and 50 other federations," Ogwel noted.
Only registered associations with running activities are entitled to government funds through NCS that requires them to offer accountability of the funds after use.