Golf governing body in the country, the Uganda Golf Union (UGU) has been registered again by National Council of Sports.
The Union had their status as a national sports association cancelled six years back. The development brings the number of associations to 51.
On Thursday, the Union’s status was restored in a short ceremony held at NCS offices at Lugogo.
President Innocent Kihika received the association’s certificate of registration at the National Council of Sports (NCS) offices in Lugogo on Thursday.
Just like all other sports federations, Golf Union was asked to register again after the 2014 regulations were passed to operationalize the 1964 NCS Act.
“I am delighted on behalf of all golfers to receive this recognition,” Kihika said. “After the new regulations were passed, we had a lot to undo and that has taken us time but now we are back.”
On his part, NCS General Secretary Dr Benard Patrick Ogwel, a member of Lira Golf Club, called upon UGU to use their networks for the betterment of sports.
“We want you to use your broad network and expertise among senior citizen to support the development of sports,” Ogwel implored Kihika.
He also reminded Kihika of the need to remain compliant and follow government systems. “The reporting mechanism is very clear and also the planning cycle is known so when you need support, these must be adhered to,” Ogwel advised.
Adding that; “Government has come out strongly to give a niche that’s evident in the increase of funds but 40% of that goes to one federation and NCS must share the 60% with its operations and 50 other federations. So, we commit to with UGU.”