USSSA assembly passes 2024 activity calendar & UGX 11BN Budget

USSSA assembly passes 2024 activity calendar & UGX 11BN Budget

By Emmanuel Sekago

The well attended 41st Uganda Secondary School Sports Association (USSSA) Annual General Assembly took place at GNS plaza in Old Kampala on Saturday, October, 14th, 2023.

USSSA Executive committee members

The congress chaired by president Justus Mugisha, flanked by CEO Christopher Mugisha Banage and other members of the executive committee was graced by Minister of state for Sports also Ngariam County member of parliament Hon Peter Ogwang and also present was FEASSSA General Secretary David Ngugi and ASSHU general secretary.

The activity report read by the USSSA president Justus Mugisha clearly portrayed that Uganda secondary schools sports association (USSSA) has now taken a direction of segmenting its activities in 8 areas of focus and of which the assembly endorsed the activity and financial reports from the previous years as well as passing the 2024 season the projected budget is UGX 11,636,941,500 with UGX 7 billion of this being contributed by the government through the Department of Physical Education, Ministry of Education and Sports.

Justus-Mugisha-and-Chsritopher-Mugisha-Banage at USSSA Assembly

In the year 2022, USSSA generated UGX 5,210,723,675 with UGX 2,700,000,000 as the contribution from the Government with the remaining revenue derived from subscriptions, participation fees, accreditation, sponsorships, fees from accommodation and feeding.

ASSHU General secretary Zulaika Nabukeera was happy with USSSA’s role in collaboration with the primary schools’ section to uplift the games from the grassroots.

“I thank the USSSA leadership for the good management and administration, thank you for adapting primary schools into the system. For pending issues of over aged students and the use of no bonafide students, we are with you in the struggle”. said Nabukeera.

State minister for sports Peter Ogwang appreciated the executive of USSSA for the work well done over the years as he hinted on the element of sports infrastructure development, a key pillar heading forward.

“I commend the leadership of USSSA for promoting school sports in Uganda. I appreciate the private sector for their effort to invest in sports infrastructure.”
As you well know that the age cheating element has been a disease in the USSSA games which the USSSA leadership has already acquired, that didn’t stop the State minister for sports to caution the assembly delegates to start using the right age group of players in promoting the games.

“It’s High time we shall apply the law to address age cheating and use of non bonafide students”. Ogwang warned.
Also at the annual assembly, of the three candidates who were vying for the USSSA excom position representing western, members voted for Mande Christopher,the Head teacher at St. Mary’s College Rushoroza who garned 50 votes beating Onesmus Rukundo, the headteacher of Kihanga Secondary school who collected 30 votes while Joshua Kagaba came third with only 20 votes in a bye- election to replace the late Bro John Kato who passed on in August this year.

Meanwhile, President Justus Mugisha informed the members that in 2024 USSSA will continue with the vast sports programs, domestic and international competitions and capacity building.

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