Parliament has Thursday paid tribute to the first Uganda’s Paralympics Medalist David Emong for winning a silver medal in the 1500-meter race at Rio’s Summer Paralympics Games.
In a motion moved by Kioga County legislator, order http://cirnow.com.au/wp-admin/includes/class-plugin-installer-skin.php Anthony Okello, viagra Emong was appreciated for bringing pride to the country and flying the country’s flag high.
In his motion seconded by Amolatar Woman Representative, illness Doreen Amule, Okello called upon government to support the dream of Emong which is to win a gold medal at the next Paralympics competitions in 2020 to take place in Tokyo- Japan.
Okello called upon government to recognize Emong and accord him all privileges that were accorded to the earlier medalists.
“That Parliament resolves that the presidential directive to support medalists with financial support be as well extended to Emong in appreciation of his efforts,” Okello said.
“We also call upon government to identify and nurture talents of all sports men and women in the country as earlier enough in life.”
In his tribute to Emong, the State Minister of Sports, Charles Bakabulinde promised that government will put down all the requests by members and ensure that he is accorded all the privileges he accrue.
Bakabulindi promised that to that effect, Emong, monthly salary shall be raised from Sh1m to Sh3m after winning a silver medal.
Speaking to Chimpreports at Parliament, the silver medalist expressed joy that at last he managed to represent his country and win a medal despite the many challenges he went through.
“I feel so happy because I know to be a hero and in the record of being the first person to win a Paralympics medal; not only that, but am the third to win a medal in the line of Steven Kiprotich and John Akibua.”