Parliament honors paralympic champion David Emong

David Emong who won gold at the London Para athletics championship recently

Parliament last week recognized and honored, David Emong, the Paralympic gold medalist at the recent 2017 World Para athletics championships in London, United Kingdom.

Kyoga County MP, Anthony Okello, had earlier moved a motion to honour Emong for winning the 1500 metre race last.

Okello commended National Council for Sports, the coach of Uganda Prisons coach, Bank of Uganda and Lango Parliamentary Group for supporting Emong.

He however urged government and all stakeholders to support Emong as much as possible to win more medals and also break the para athlete world record champion.

The motion was seconded by the representative for Persons with Disabilities, Hellen Asamo, who says that parliament should also give a financial contribution to Emong like it done in the past for the national football and netball teams.

Kitgum MP Beatrice Anywar however says Parliament should not just give handouts but come up with mechanisms to reward great performers in various aspects including sports.

The opposition minister of sports Allan Sewanyana urged parliament to task government to ensure it fulfils its pledges to the athletics and sports men citing that government promised that any athlete that wins gold in international competitions will give a monthly salary of  5 million shillings and hence would like to see Emong enjoy the same.

Emong said that he won this gold medal because of good preparations

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