School going pupils passionate about sports yesterday marched in protest to Mbarara District Offices, pill http://channelingerik.com/wp-content/themes/miao/inc/customizer/fonts.php opposing the decision to rent out Kakyeeka Stadium for an oncoming motor rally.
The youngsters who were shouting loudly and brandishing placards interrupted a health workshop at the district.
According to reports, malady some of the districts leaders were paid Shs 5million for the venue by the rally event organizers.
The boys, together sports lovers led by Salim Twaha, a FUFA Delegate in Mbarara maintain that Kakyeka is a football training ground not a motor rally ground.
“There is a circuit for motor rally at Ntasha in Nambole, why don’t they take it there?” Twaha wondered.
“They are trying to spoil the pitch; this is a dry season and after the serious race, it will be no more” he said.
This he says stands in the way of local efforts to groom young football talent that will perhaps make it into the national Uganda Cranes team.
“Like this is a holiday we are trying to develop young talents and we are not going to develop them from their homes,” he said.
The district CAO Cuthbert Esoku and the RDC Capt. Martha Asiimwe were initially opposed to the rally event for security reasons, but Chimpreports understands that District Chairman J.B Tumusiime Bamuturaki in a letter dated 11th January 2017 allowed the pitch to be used for a motor rally which will take place on 28th of this month.
The youth warned to strike on the very day of the motor rally if it takes place from Kakyeka stadium
“On the very day we shall have numerous games on 18th; no one to get off the pitch” Salim said