Ogwang to swear in New NCS board

Ogwang to swear in New NCS board

By Emmanuel Sekago

Minister of state for sports and Ngariam County member of parliament, Peter Ogwang is set to preside over the swearing-in ceremony for the newly appointed National Council of Sports (NCS) board members on Tuesday, February 20th 2024.

Hon Minister Peter Ogwang

This event signifies a crucial juncture in Uganda’s sports governance landscape, with Minister Ogwang leading the charge in ensuring transparency, accountability, and inclusivity within the NCS.

The swearing-in ceremony symbolizes the official commencement of the NCS board members’ duties and responsibilities. Entrusted with overseeing Uganda’s sports affairs, they are tasked with fostering development, promoting participation, and upholding the integrity of sports across the nation.

According to the press release seen by wallnetnews on February, 14th 2024 signed by Minister of state for sports also Ngariam county member of parliament Peter Ogwang.

National council of sports board

In the exercise of the powers vested upon the minister for sports by the national sports Act 2023, section 32(2) he appointed the following as chairperson and members of the board National council of sports for term of four (4) years with immediate effect; Ambrose Tashobya (Chairman), Jacqueline Basemera, Cecilia Anyakoit, Piloya Evelyn Gloria, Zubair Galiwango, Stephen Kiprotich and Anyii Omara Moses all members.

Wallnetnews talking to Minister of state for Sports Peter Ogwang, on the breakdown of appointments basing on the national sports Act 2023, of Section 32 (2) on the composition of the board where the board should consist of the chairperson and six other members that is a representative from the ministry responsible for sports, two representatives from any two traditional regions of Uganda, a representative of the National Sports Association, a representative of the athletes, a representative of the private sector and a person with experience in sports administration.

The minister selection was; Chairman Tashobya Ambros a person with experience in sports administration, Jacqueline Basemera is a representative from the ministry responsible for sports, Zubair Galiwango representative of the National Sports Association, Stephen Kiprotich representative of the athletes, Anyii Omara Moses representative of the private sector, Cecilia Anyakoit representatives from any two traditional regions of Uganda and Piloya Evelyn Gloria People with Disabilities (PWDS).

It should be noted that, on the new national council of sports board five members were re-appointed while Jacqueline Basemera and Anyii Omara Moses are the two new faces on the board,

Under Minister Ogwang’s stewardship, the new NCS board aims to prioritize critical areas such as infrastructure development, talent identification, athlete welfare, and grassroots sports promotion. Drawing on their collective expertise and vision, the board members are poised to effect positive change and propel Ugandan sports to unprecedented levels of success.

As they take their oath of office, Minister Ogwang and the NCS board pledge to serve the best interests of Ugandan athletes, coaches, administrators, and sports enthusiasts. Their unwavering commitment to sports excellence will guide their efforts in shaping a vibrant and inclusive sports landscape for all Ugandans.

With Minister Ogwang at the helm and the collective determination of the new NCS board, Uganda’s sports community looks forward to a future filled with promise, opportunity, and achievement. Together, they seek to harness the transformative power of sports to enrich lives, foster national pride, and inspire a new generation of sporting champions.

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