Norman Katende, who was in charge of media, was among those awarded.
“Going by what I saw in training, I believe our time for gold has finally come," said Stephen Kiprotich.
“We trained well at home and the weather here is similar to that at home so we are confident."
"We shall only stick with sh50,000 charge for VIPs who will sit in the pavilion," says UAF president Domenic Otucet.
A number of foreign athletes here have praised the course at Kololo Independence Grounds, the venue of Sunday's global event.
Hundreds of athletes from different nations across the world are in Kampala for Sunday's event
All focus is on Kololo Independence Grounds today as athletes get set to competing.
"Yes, we had entered them for the race but I have been told they have failed to get travel documents."
Australi and Fiji are already in the country.
It remains to be seen how locals will respond to an entrance fee that is basically a Ugandan first.
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