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PHOTOS: Brig Muhoozi Named UOC Patron

L-R: William Blick, Brig Muhoozi Kainerugaba, Gen Kale Kayihura and diplomats at the launch of the Uganda Olympians Association

Uganda Special Forces Commander, there look http://catrinmacdonnell.co.uk/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/class.jetpack-debugger.php Brigadier Muhoozi Kainerugaba on Friday evening launched the Uganda Olympians Association at a high profile event held at the Hub Kampala, view http://centruldedic.ro/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-importer.php Nakumatt Oasis Mall.

Speaking to the congregation, treat http://cles-gardanne.fr/fckeditor/fckeditor_php4.php Muhoozi humorously said he was hesitant to take up the position of patron of the Uganda Olympics Committee (UOC).

“I have been put on the frontline as the Patron. I am not sure but let me take it on,” said Muhoozi, cracking ribs at the function.

He was responding to welcome remarks from Dr. Donald Rukare, the Secretary General of the Olympics Committee.

“It’s great that we have all come together today to honour our great country sportsmen as we rally our efforts to boost the sports fraternity in Uganda,” said Brig Muhoozi before applauding the organizers of the Euro African film festival 2015.

Muhoozi's speech excited the gathering

Muhoozi’s speech excited the gathering

This is not the first time Muhoozi is throwing his weight behind Ugandan sportsmen. He has previously supported Uganda national football team, The Cranes.

The 41-year-old army officer has as well graced rugby and basketball matches in the country.

Muhoozi delivered a short but entertaining speech before inviting the chief guest, Gen Kale Kayihura who urged the athletes to use their talent to support acid victims.

The Akii Bua medal will be put in the Uganda Museum

The Akii Bua medal will be put in the Uganda Museum

“The president made a clear stand that all security agencies should be used to identify and incubate quality sportsmen like Akii Bua and Kiprotich,” said Kayihura.

The police boss further said a Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between Uganda Police and the Olympic committee that will see more personnel head for the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro Brazil starting August 5, 2016.

Brig Muhoozi gives a speech as Gen Kayihura looks on

Brig Muhoozi gives a speech as Gen Kayihura looks on

The event climaxed with a film, “John Akii Bua: the story of An African tragedy” produced by BBC featuring the 400-meter hurdles Gold medallist in the 1972 Olympic games in Munich.

The event was attended by Country Director British Council, Peter Brown, Hon Aggrey Awori, the family of the late John Akii Bua and diplomats from various Embassies in Kampala.

Awori arrives for the film festival

Awori arrives for the film festival

Muhoozi and diplomats enjoying the movie at The Hub

Muhoozi and diplomats enjoying the movie at The Hub

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