The Uganda Woodball Federation’s (UWbF) ambitious plans of putting up a standard woodball course, a woodball complex housing woodball offices, a clubhouse, accommodation facilities, conference hall and a factory will be the main focus for the incoming executive that resumes office on Saturday.
All the top executive members of the federation headed by president Mark Kayongo are set to retain their positions following a vetting and nomination process held prior to the assembly.
These include first vice president Vincent Kisenyi and general secretary Collins Ssemanda. Kayongo and Ssemanda were unopposed for their respective positions and will only wait for confirmation from the congress that will among other things also elect other executive committee members in the positions of second vice president, assistant general secretary, treasurer, technical Director, club representative and public relations officer.
Shahnaaz Luwedde, Loyce Grace Akiror, Sarah Nakajjubi, John Bosco Kaddu, William Osire are the candidates for the various positions.
According to the day’s agenda, the congress will receive communication from the President and consider any matters arising and review and approve minutes of the previous 12th congress.
They will also receive the financial report for the year 2020 and approve the budget for the year 2021 on top of approving the activity calendar for this year among other items on the agenda.
Despite being in existence for only 12 years, the UWbF are the only federation that on top of hosting national competitions have represented the country with flying colors at regional, continental and at the world stage (world cup).
Last year, the UWbF entered a partnership with the Uganda Secondary Schools Sports Association (USSSA) in a bid to popularize the sport not only in the country but also the East African region.
The federation has been getting seasonal support from the government for some of their activities but would now wish to have more support from them. They are the only federation in the country that manufactures their own equipment, having received help from the Chinese government with the machinery.
With more advanced machines having been offered to them, there is now an urgent need to construct a factory to house the machines.