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NCS HOLDS ONLINE ENGAGEMENTS WITH NATIONAL SPORTS ASSOCIATIONS ON; DRAFT FUNDING POLICY & DRAFT REWARDS AND RECOGNITION SCHEME, 3RD NATIONAL SPORTS FORUM
ENGAGEMENT ON DRAFT FUNDING POLICY AND DRAFT REWARDS & RECOGNITION SCHEME
Today, Monday 06th July 2020, Heads of 51 National Sports Federations/Associations have once again convened for an online engagement hosted by National Council of Sports to deliberate on the draft NCS Funding Policy and Draft Rewards and Recognition Scheme for sportspersons.
In attendance are members of National Sports Federations/Associations, NCS Board and Staff members, Uganda Olympic Committee representatives, officials from the Ministry of Education and Sports and Special President Representative on Education and Sports, Mr. Karl Gunter Lange who has given a keynote address on ‘Sports made in Uganda’.
Dr. Patrick Ogwel, the NCS General Secretary, while presenting the draft NCS Funding Policy has noted that Sports Funding Policy shall ensure proper use of funds granted by NCS and a more equitable distribution of funds to ensure that NCS achieves its Vision of providing an enabling environment for the investment in and promotion of sports in Uganda.
In the same way, the National Rewards and Recognition Scheme has the objective of streamlining the recognition and rewards scheme to encourage, motivate and guide on how excelling sportspersons are acknowledged and rewarded with a view to attract the younger generation to take up sports as a career and strive to achieve excellence.
The NCS Chairman, Dr. Donald Rukare highlighted that National Council of Sport is committed to have utmost participation, consultation and ownership of National Sports Associations/Federations in the policy making decisions of sports in Uganda.
The Minister of Sports Hon. Denis Obua reminded National Sports Associations/Federations to urgently declare their sources of funding and expenditure within the set time frame, as is the requirement of the existing sports law (Sports Statutory Instruments 2014), or else risk missing out on the subsequent government funding.
3RD NATIONAL SPORTS FORUM
Earlier on, on Tuesday, 30th June 2020, the 3rd National Sports Forum for National Sports Associations and Federations was convened online and was presided over by Hon. Denis Hamson Obua, Minister of Sports as stipulated in the Sports Statutory Instruments No.38 of 2014
The Forum is periodically organized in line with Article 17 of the Statutory Instruments which provides for the convening of the participatory meeting at least once every three months to recommend to the Minister strategies for promotion and development of sports.
The 3rd forum had the theme: ‘Unearthing the principles of governance of a National Sports Association/Federation.’ Presented by the Dr. Donald Rukare, Chairman National Council of Sports.
Find attached the full presentations below: