By Kiyimba Bruno
The National Council of Sports [NCS] has given a tough statement concerning the recent elections that were done by the Uganda Olympics Committee.[UOC]
In the meeting that was conducted by the NCS general secretary, Mr. Nicholas Mulamagi at the Oasis restaurant in Lugogo, the chairman of the NCS Mr. Bosco Onyik reassured Ugandans that the NCS is committed to enforcing the law of the land pertaining the organization and management of sports in Uganda, and also reiterated the commitment of the NCS and determination towards cleaning up of the sports sub sector especially to non-compliant brief case associations.
He however was also not nappy about the on existing federations which managed to vote the UOC deligates yet they were not allowed to vote at any point according to the rules that govern the country.
Among the recognized federations that the NCS knows there are only forten which are fully registered and accredited to run sports by the NCS include;
The Uganda Athletics Federation, Uganda Volleyball Federation,Uganda Badminton Association,Uganda Swimming Federation,Uganda archery Federation,Uganda Boxing Federation,Uganda Table Tennis Association,Uganda Handball Association,Uganda Taekwondo Federation,Federation of Uganda Basketball Associations,Uganda Hockey Associations and the Federation of Uganda Football Associations.
It is on this note that the chairman pointed on the irregularities in respect of the illegal UOC general assembly that was held on the 28th January 2017. Among these are the nine federations which managed to vote in the UOC elections which in the case of NCS are not recognized.
The unrecognized federations that voted according to the NCS include ; The rugby Union,Rowing Association,Shooting sports Federation,Table tennis Association,Wrestling Association,Fencing Association,Gymnastic Association, and the Equestrian Associations.
The NCS also goes ahead to show how the UOC general assembly was not well constituted in accordance with the law and in particular, the NCS statutory instrument No. 38 of 2014.