"Countrywide, we are going to make sure that we spread the sport to any area that has a swimming facility."
KAMPALA - Newly appointed Uganda Swimming Federation (USF) president Moses Mwase has said he is keen on making swimming popular in more parts of the country.
The 44-year-old told New Vision that focus will remain on improving the coaching standards because the number of elite swimmers has increased and there is demand for quality coaches to be able to compete for medals in international competitions.
"Swimming has been urban-dominated because of lack of facilities. However, countrywide, we are going to make sure that we spread the sport to any area that has a swimming facility," said Mwase.
"We are also focused on acquiring an aquatic centre and we shall continue knocking on government and private sector doors to see that we achieve this target soon."
The former federation secretary was voted as Donald Rukare's replacement during an extra-ordinary meeting at the federation office in Kamwokya.
Rukare has a new role. He is now the chairperson of the National Council of Sports.
His successor Mwase is an advocate of the High Court and also the head of Uganda Olympic Committee legal commission.
He is a Vision Group board member, a former head of legal services at the Privatisation Unit (2008 - 2014) and now the unit's executive director (2015 - present).