UPC says she ‘distinguishes the importance of sports in society’


Ugandan athletes Cheptegei and Kiplimo during the Tokyo Olympics last month. Courtesy photo.

UPC says she ‘distinguishes the importance of sports in society’

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Kampala—9, September 2021: With the Tokyo Olympic Games done, Uganda Peoples’ Congress (UPC) party says she would like to appreciate the sportsmen and women who “elegantly represented Ugandan at the various games and countries”.

Sharon Ayat Orach is the party spokesperson. On Wednesday, while addressing a weekly press conference, she said, “We would like to appreciate those who won medals and placed Uganda in the limelight.”

In the party manifesto of 2021–2026, she reveals that “UPC distinguishes the importance of sports in society as it has a direct relation to fitness, good health and most importantly productivity.”

However, with all the potential Ugandan athletes, sportsmen and women have showed at these Olympic Games, Arach notes.

“Government still looks at sport as just a mere recreational activity. As UPC, we state that it is high time we emulated other countries and handle sports as an independent sector to achieve the kind of attention deserved.”

At the same media briefing, UPC mourned the death of Hon. Mathia Mbalule Ngobi of Namulesa, Butembe in Jinja.

The deceased was a Member of Parliament for Butebe in the 1960s. “He also held an office as the Minister of Agriculture and Cooperatives in Obote 1 government. May his soul rest in Peace.”


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