FMU, Drivers Set for Ceasefire

medicine geneva;”>Reynolds Kibira, no rx Federation of Motorsport Uganda Secretary, decease has disclosed that FMU’s top brass is scheduled to meet with the drivers’ representatives on Thursday, May 16 to endorse terms ‘favourable’ for either side.

“We (FMU), as leaders, have made concessions in the spirit of sportsmanship and we expect them to embrace the terms,” Kibira told ChimpSport today.

Kibira said FMU executives, including Federation President George Kagimu, met on Monday for a final review before tabling the deal to the drivers tomorrow.

Under their umbrella body, UMRDC (Uganda Motor Rally Drivers Club), the drivers had wanted FMU to compel all events organizers to deposit Shs 5m into the association’s account before they participate in any rally.

This is one of the key demands that have caused stalemate between the drivers and FMU, since the start of this season but Kagimu and his team has convinced the drivers’ representatives to scale down the amount to Shs 3m, which should be paid as welfare charge towards the competitors.

In a preliminary meeting between FMU and UMDRC representatives Peter Kakaire, Duncan Mubiru and Ronald Ssebuguzi, it was agreed on that all drivers should become members of the association if the aforesaid concessions were to be implemented.

Accordingly, FMU has agreed to set up a standing committee, with fully committed personnel, to handle drivers’ petitions in regard to welfare, representation and complaints arising from competitions.

It’s worth noting that such a committee has previously been constituted by members who worked on voluntary basis.


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