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MPs demand sufficient funds for sports sector


Mandela National Stadium, Namboole

Members of Parliament have demanded for allocation of sufficient funds to the sports sector to nurture talent sports sector development . MPs pledged to use their power to allocate more funds to the sports sector even if government fails to allocate much money. Members of parliament are concerned that government promised to give some allowances but this promise was not fulfilled.

MPs say that the sports ministry should be headed by a minister who has excelled in sports. The member of parliament for Otuke county in Lira district Julius Acon blames sports authority for allowing more officials traveling for torments than athletes, adding that the officials also get more money than sports women and men.

While MPs are debating the status of sports in Uganda brought by the MP for Makindye West Allan Sewanyana,
Acon who was a world junior championship runners up  in 1994 in 1500 metres, with emotions says that neglect of sports personalities is demoralizing the persons with talent to give out the best and win medals for the country.

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