Senior Education officer and National Council of Sports (NCS) board member Grace Abalo has confirmed that there will be no additional resources from government to meet costs of COVID-19 preventive measures ahead of sports resumption.
“There will be no additional funding to meet preventive cost ahead of Sports resumption. We therefore, advise you to operate within the manageable means you can during this new norm”. Grace Abalo.
Abal revealed this during a meeting between National Council of Sports (NCS) and federations held today morning at Lugogo.
The meeting was convened to forge possible solutions to the challenges ahead of and confirming the low risk category sports that will resume.
Last Sunday, H.E. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni announced the resumption of Sports in the country during his address on the status of COVID-19 pandemic.
The announcement however, came with numerous hard conditions which included the testing of athletes every after a fortnight, adopting residential camps for athletes and officials, playing behind closed doors and ban on indoor games.
The meeting was attended by the acting General Secretary of National Council of Sports (NCS) Titus Tayebwa, Uganda Olympic Committee (UOC) president William Blick, Grace Abal who represented the Commissioner for Physical Education and Sports, Donald Rukare the chairman National Council of Sports (NCS) and federation presidents/representatives.