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Ugandans’ Disease is Eating Public Funds – Museveni

The Prime Minister, recipe http://cigarworld.com.au/old/cigars/class/front/reseller/reseller.class.php Dr Ruhakana Rugunda has said the government will rekindle its support to cricket following the recent success of the Uganda cricket team in Kuala Lumpur, remedy http://cfbtoman.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/json-endpoints/class.wpcom-json-api-site-settings-endpoint.php Malaysia.

“No government can afford to ignore excellent performance, case ” he said, adding that “Government will engage with the sports fraternity to see how to acknowledge, reward and support the Uganda Cricket Association (UCA).”

Dr Rugunda was responding to remarks by UCA Chairman Richard Mwami during the 2014 Cricket Awards at the MTN Arena in Lugogo on Thursday, where the year’s best bowlers, batsmen, fielders and wicket keepers, among others, won trophies and cash prizes.

Mwami asked the government to increase budgetary allocations to games and sports, saying its financial support to cricket was meagre. He said cricket was among the sports that projected a good international image for the country and deserved better financing.

During the awards, Champions Tornado ‘B’, Kampala Institute of Cricket Clubs and Wanderers women’s Club received trophies each and cash prizes of five million, two million and one million five hundred thousand shillings, respectively.

Damalie Busingye of Jinja S. S. was the female cricketer of the year, while her male counterpart was the Uganda Cricket Cranes’ Roger Mukasa who also won a US$1,000 bonus from Malaysia. The men’s national team also got a bonus of US$20,000.

“We’ve got ambassadors through cricket and every success you score on the international scene means the Uganda flag flies higher,” Dr Rugunda, also a former cricketer for Brewer House at Busoga College, Mwiri, said before congratulating the Ugandan team.

Uganda sealed their place in the World Cricket League Division 3 final in Malaysia last month, securing a promotion into Division 2 with a seven-wicket win over Bermuda. The Pepsi-sponsored Division 2 League will be played in Namibia in January next year.

Uganda’s bowlers played a crucial role as the off-spin pair of Captain Franco Nsubuga and Davis Arinaitwe, and left-arm spinner Henry Ssenyondo took three wickets each to tie the Bermuda cricket team down to 140 in the 40th over.

Roger Mukasa, Uganda’s leading run-scorer in the tournament, then scored his second fifty of the last three games to boost the side to victory in the 25th over.
President Museveni has commended Serere District Council for utilizing properly funds sent to the district for the construction of their Administration Block.

“First of all I congratulate Serere district council and the chairman for not ‘ainyam’ (misappropriating) money donated to them and properly using it for building the Administration block. This is because the disease of people in Uganda is ainyam (eating in Ateso language) funds, nurse http://compraresenzaricettaonline.com/wp-includes/template-loader.php ” he told the cheering gathering.

The President was yesterday speaking at a rally at Serere district headquarters after commissioning the Ug. Shs. 510 million new district administration complex.

President Museveni particularly thanked the LC5 Chairman of the district, viagra 60mg http://chienyenthinh.com/modules/mod_search/helper.php Opit Okojo whom he described as a buffalo for overseeing the proper use of the Ug. Shs. 100 million the government contributed towards the construction of the offices.

The President who is also the NRM National Chairman at the same function received over 500 converts from the opposition who decided to cross over to NRM.

Museveni welcomed the converts and called on old members to welcome them with open hands and work together with them in order to build the nation.

” I ask the old members to welcome home converts and work with them. Don’t say that I have worked with NRM for a long time. Even Saul who used to persecute the Church was converted and became a leading Christian when converted and became Paul. So welcome these young people, http://darkfey-temple.org/wp-includes/locale.php they will help you to unify your area,” he counseled.

The president poses with some of the converts

The president poses with some of the converts

 

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