Uganda Primary Schools Sports Association Assembly unanimously approves constitution

Uganda Primary Schools Sports Association Assembly unanimously approves constitution

By Emmanuel Sekago

In a historic gathering held at GNS Plaza main hall, the Uganda Primary Schools Sports Association (UPSSA) assembly achieved a significant milestone by unanimously approving its long-awaited constitution.

USSSA President Justus Mugisha adressing the UPSSSA delegates

The assembly, composed of dedicated representatives from primary schools across the nation, convened today, Thursday, February 22rd, 2024 to deliberate on the framework that will govern and guide the association in promoting sports and physical education in primary schools.

The atmosphere at the assembly was charged with enthusiasm and anticipation as delegates engaged in constructive discussions, reflecting the collective commitment to enhancing the sports culture within Uganda’s primary education system.

UPSSA Delegates

The assembly recognized the pivotal role that organized sports play in fostering holistic development, teamwork, discipline, and overall well-being among primary school students.

Key highlights of the approved constitution include;
Mission and Objectives: The constitution clearly outlines UPSSA’s mission to promote and facilitate sports activities in primary schools, emphasizing the development of physical fitness, teamwork, and character among students.

UPSSSA Constitution that has been adopted and approved

Specific objectives were established to guide the association in achieving its mission.

Membership Criteria: The constitution defines the criteria for schools to become members of UPSSA, ensuring that the association is inclusive and representative of primary schools from various regions of Uganda.

Leadership Structure: Delegates deliberated on the organizational structure, electing a president, the three vice-presidents, secretary, treasurer, and other key officials to lead UPSSA. The constitution outlines the roles and responsibilities of each office bearer, promoting transparency and accountability.

Sports Disciplines: A comprehensive list of sports disciplines was agreed upon, ranging from athletics and football to netball and Volleyball. The constitution provides a framework for organizing inter-school competitions and events to showcase the talents of primary school students.

Code of Conduct: Delegates emphasized the importance of instilling values such as fair play, respect, and sportsmanship. The constitution includes a code of conduct to guide students, coaches, and officials in maintaining high ethical standards during sports activities.

Financial Management: Clear guidelines were established for the management of funds and resources, ensuring transparency and accountability in financial matters.

Amendments and Review: The constitution includes provisions for future amendments, reflecting UPSSA’s commitment to adapt to changing needs and circumstances.

Meanwhile, Gilbert Mubagizi Justus of Kyejojo proposed with amendments, seconded by Rose Tumwebaze Nakirya of Kamuli Municipality and Christine Nakirya of Ntoroko meaning that the unanimous approval of the constitution marks a significant step forward for UPSSA, setting the stage for a new era of organized and inclusive primary school sports in Uganda.

The assembly concluded with a sense of accomplishment and renewed dedication to realizing the association’s mission of nurturing well-rounded individuals through sports and physical education.

Related post

Why MP Atima spent shs150m on community coaster bus

Why MP Atima spent shs150m on community coaster bus

By Andrew Cohen Amvesi  ARUA. Jackson Atima Lee Buti, the Arua Central Division Member of Parliament (MP) has used shs150m to buy…
Why MP Atima spent shs150m on community coaster bus

Why MP Atima spent shs150m on community coaster bus

By Andrew Cohen Amvesi ARUA. Jackson Atima Lee Buti, the Arua Central Division Member of Parliament (MP) has used shs150m to buy…
ARUA CITY: Chamber disassociates from trade order enforcement

ARUA CITY: Chamber disassociates from trade order enforcement

By Our Reporter   ARUA. The Uganda National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (UNCCI) Arua City branch boss, Dr. Ronald Debo has…

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *