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NCS TOURS KARAMOJA SUB REGION, INSPECTS WORKS ON THE TERYET TRAINING FACILITY
National Council of Sports has visited Moroto as part of the District Sports Tours in the Karamoja sub-region.
The main objective of the District Tours is to plan, organize and promote sports activities within the District up to national level in conjunction with District Associations.
NCS recognizes the pivotal role played by District local governments as key stakeholders in the development of community/grassroots sports development. NCS district sports outreaches is one of the ways/strategies to grow Sports at the grassroots.
Revitalization, establishment and functionalization of District Sports Councils (DSCs)can go a long way to revamp the practice, the development and transformation of sports in the districts. NCS recognizes that functional structure cannot be complete without the existence of functional DSCs.
Through District tours, NCS shall be able to capture and share challenges encountered in different localities around the country and jointly come up with workable strategies / interventions on how such prevailing hindrances can addressed.
‘Balanced Regional Development requires that all regions in the country are given opportunities and resources to develop in all sectors, sports inclusive’- Dr. Patrick Ogwel, NCS General Secretary.
‘Karamoja is a special region by nature of its culture, it can be hub for sports talents.’ Mdm Cecilia Anyakoit, NCS Council Member.
Accordingly, NCS delivered 286 Balls (Football, Netball and Volleyball) and 2 Trophies to support grassroots development in the 9 districts of the Karamoja sub region.
NCS has previously held District Sports Tours in West Nile, Western region and parts of the Northern and Eastern regions.
INSPECTION VISIST TO THE NATIONAL HIGH ALTITUDE CENTRE, TERYET KAPCHORWA
The NCS Council and Management thereafter made an inspection visit to the National High Altitude Centre, Teryet to establish progress of construction works on the facility. The sports facility, meant to benefit elite sports has Phase 1 nearing completion with expected handover in April 2022.
The Facility Clerk of Works, Mr. Sabila took members through levels of completion on the facility; Works on laying of artificial Turf, tartan on the running track &rubber on the jogging track are ongoing while the Hostel is 99% complete. The Road network and Access roads are equally complete.
To conclude the tour, the NCS made a courtesy visit to the Kapchorwa District Local Government and Kapchorwa Municipality headquarters and handed over sports equipment to support local sports programs in the region.