By: Kayiira Jackson
Buganda Region football Association (BRFA) held a successful seventh Annual General Assembly on Saturday, 19th September where they approved a budget of over 200M and five year strategic plan among others.
The well-attended 7th Assembly that took part at Tropical Inn Hotel Masaka, was presided by the FA chairman Andy Kaweesa in the observation of FUFA third vice president Hon. Florence Nakiwala Kiyingi and the FA executive members.
In this meeting, the delegates approved the Budget of two hundred and thirteen million, five hundred and sixteen thousand shillings (213,516,000/=).
“I thank all the delegates who attended the Assembly, I am happy they attended in big numbers and we managed to approve our budget and the five year strategic plan of 2020-2025.” Chairperson Andy Kaweesa said after the successful Assembly.
Since Buganda Region is among the 34 members of FUFA, Hajji Ssekabira Abdul Lukooya and Hon. Florence Nakiwala Kiyingi represented the FA president Eng Moses Magogo who didn’t attend but his representatives preached the federation message.
“FUFA president, Eng Moses Magogo, asked me to Inform you; Thank you for what you doing for the beautiful game, and being professional, he knows the situation our clubs are going through especially during this period of COVID-19 pandemic, he said that the 1M clubs have been paying for registration, every season, this coming season they will not pay and said soon the balls he promised to two regions, that is Kampala and Buganda are soon coming, so you should stay focused and develop the game.” Hajji Ssekabira Abdul Lukooya sent a message to Buganda Region.
In the same sentiment, the FUFA third Vice president, Hon. Florence Nakiwala Kiyingi emphasized governance, healthy and sustainability.
“We are in COVID-19 season, not only in Uganda but the all world and we have been privileged to be assisted by FIFA so we are here to tell them to emphasize governance, healthy, and sustainability, that with or without COVID-19 football must survive,so we have been had hit to the extent that many teams are facing financial challenge, but we are stressing to have more support from the government to see that football survive.” Nakiwala Kiyingi
The Region FA also revealed a five-year strategic plan running from 2021-2025 and among other key issues is relocating the regional offices to a bigger and better standard office, league sponsorship and increasing revenue.
Acquiring land to create and launch a playground, increasing the number of women enrolled in both coaching and refereeing, conducting both Futsal and Beach Soccer courses as well as organizing a football first aid medical course are other issues discussed on the day.
Federation of Uganda Football Associations FUFA will also have it’s 96th AGM which is to be held at Silver Springs Bugoloobi on 17th October 2020.