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Uganda Prisons Service Unveils Interforces Games

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diagnosis http://dan-caragea.ro/wp-includes/class-wp-widget.php geneva;”>Following a string of successes by uniformed officers at the National, approved Regional and International sports arena; President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, what is ed Commander in-Chief of the Armed Forces directed the security heads to identify, nurture and promote sports talents.


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Dr. Johnson Byabashaija, the Commissioner General UPS, revealed that as part of the fulfillment of the Presidential directive, UPS is now hosting the 11th edition of the Interforces games under the theme:”Enhancing Patriotism and Nationalism through Sports”.


“On a high note, I wish to thank the able leadership of the sister forces that has enabled us to sustain this noble cause,” Byabashaija noted.


The games package for the 11th Edition which will run from 17th-30th November 2013 includes; Range shooting, football, basketball, netball, handball, darts, and Athletics.


“On behalf of UPS, and my own, I wish to pledge maximum cooperation. We shall leave no stone unturned in the promotion of sports in Uganda,” Byabashaija added.


These games have so far attracted about 500 participants from the four sister forces.


For purposes of giving the competition the pedigree it deserves, officiation is done by professionals from various National sports Federations.


No wonder soccer teams viz. Simba, Police and Maroons have played a dominant role in Uganda’s Football.


Likewise the legacy of Akii Bua (Police) Lubega (UPDF) and Kiprotich (Prisons) is key to Uganda’s sports history.


The sports Gala is exclusively funded by the humble contributions of the four sister forces with a budget of about Shs 103m.


Venues:


1. Kigo prison Range ground will host shooting exercise.


2. Mandela National stadium will be venue for Athletics.


3.Luzira sports complex will be home to other games.

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