FMU postpones sprint two due to financial constraints

Federation of Motorsports Clubs of Uganda (FMU) have announced the postponement of Sprint 2 action which was slated for this weekend.

The championship was scheduled for Sunday, 09 June 2024 at the Victoria Raceway Track in Garuga.

This development was announced through a press release published onto different FMU digital communication platforms.

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“Lugogo, Kampala, 06 June 2024 — The Federation of Motorsports Clubs of Uganda (FMU) hereby announces the postponement of Round 2 of the 2024 Sprint. The championship, originally scheduled for Sunday, 09 June 2024 at the Victoria Raceway Track , due to the ongoing financial constraints.

This decision, though difficult, is made with the best interest of our Competitors, Officials, fans, partners and other stakeholders in mind”. Partly reads the statement.

To ensure the quality and safety of the event as part of the top priority and after extensive deliberation, FMU found it clear that postponing this event was the best decision.

“It’s a responsible course of action given our current financial challenges.

FMU Management emphasizes the fact that ensuring the quality and safety of our event is the top priority and after extensive deliberation, it has become clear that postponing this event is the most responsible course of action given our current financial challenges.

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We are committed to delivering an event that meets the high standards expected by our stakeholders, and this postponement will allow us continue with the necessary engagements and secure resources to do so.

FMU is actively working to address these financial issues and is confident that the Sporting Calendar event will be rescheduled in the near future. Updates on the new date and further details will be communicated as soon as they become available.

Management understands the disappointment this may cause our fans and participants who had already registered for the event, and FMU sincerely apologizes for any inconvenience.

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We acknowledge the continued support and patience of our competitors and entire motorsport fraternity as we navigate through these challenging times”.

Earlier this year, FMU faced upheavals raised by a section of individuals in the sport.

Firstly, there were several court servings to the Federation where City lawyer Geoffrey Nsamba seeked for temporary court injunction on the Federation activities  with what he called bad administration  by the out gone president Dipu Ruparelia.

The assembly that was stopped at Silver springs

This led to stopping of one Extra General Assembly that had been slated to be held 3rd February 2024 at Silver Springs Hotel Bugolobi. This came after an earlier contempt of court that was stopping  January 3rd 2024 AGM.

The situation further escalated after a group of  senators headed by former FMU president Jack Wavamuno with his other predecessors , David Bitalo, George Kagimu and  Dusman Okee wrote the National Council of sports (NCS) and IGG officer, seeking the disbandment of Dipu Ruparelia’s executive for having failed to organize the annual elections that could have led to change of new office bearers.

The sport activities came to stand still when Federation accounts were freezed on orders of the IGG.

Later, with Pearl of Africa Uganda Rally closing in at door, the IGG Betty Kamya after meeting up with parties granted and instructed the release of some funds for the organization of the Pearl of Africa since it was an International and key National event as other petitioned assortments could be handled.

Out gone FMU president Dipu Ruparelia

FMU  was allowed to go into elections in May, that saw the election of James Jimmy Akena as new president taking it from Dipu.

Akena(2rdLeft) with his executive

Other members on the newly elected executive  include  Hajji Hamid Gombe as vice president, Joshua Mayanja DVP Motorsport, Arthur Blick Jnr DVP Motocycling, Angella Ssemukutu as DVP vintage and Touring, Reynolds Kibira general Secretary  and Jack Sserwanga as his assistant.

However, team is up to some fulfilment with the IGG’s office that included change of account  signatories and submitting  some specific accountabilities.

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