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Parliamentary Budget Committee Visits FUFA, Tours Kadiba

The Parliamentary Budget Committee has on Friday morning paid a courtesy visit to the offices of the Federation of Uganda Football Association (FUFA) in Mengo.

The Committee, led by Chairman Hon Dan Isiagi Opolot, also toured the ongoing Kadiba Project which is just a half Kilometre from the FUFA house.

FUFA Boss Moses Magogo took the Committee through the Federation’s history, work and projects.

He called the committee to be part of the agents of football change.

FUFA boss Eng Moses Magogo

Magogo, who doubles as the Legislator, also briefed the Committee on some of the challenges the game of Football is facing including the Obsolete Sports Law, Infrastructure, Funding and Policies.

Isiagi proposed to his fellow Committee that they should have to discuss Sports and delve into details into their next sittings.

After a briefing that was held in the FUFA Executive house’s Boardroom, the team made a tour at the Football house including visiting the studio’s of 102.1 FUFA FM.

Hon Daniel Isiagi (left)

FUFA CEO Edgar Watson briefly commented: “They (Budget Committee) came to witness what really is happening at the football house. we think that when they come and see what is happening on ground, it gives us hope and confidence that they have the right knowledge of what is happening in the field of Sports.”

Thereafter, the Committee toured the Kadiba Project whose construction work started in April 2018.

Hon Isiagi in Fufa fm studios

“We are very excited to find that FUFA through FIFA funding is in a process of developing a stadium,” Isiagi stated.

“I would like to thank FIFA for funding Uganda’s infrastructure development, definitely there is no way Sports can develop in Uganda without infrastructure and Uganda owes a lot to FIFA.

“Back then, FUFA never had properties but FIFA has supported Uganda and it’s also very grateful that Uganda’s Football Authorities have always put this money into good use.

“We are going to talk with Government to see that what FUFA has pushed to FIFA, Government should come in and also give a big push.”

Justus Mugisha

FUFA Second Vice President Justus Mugisha said that they are very honoured to have such visitors and it comes as an opportunity of working together with Government.

He explained: “That opportunity is there because they are very excited with what we have done with the little money we have received from FIFA.

“And of course this opportunity has availed itself because of having the right people in the Parliament. The chairman (Isiagi) was at one time a treasurer and was responsible for building the FUFA house and we were happy to have our president in Parliament as well.”

Touring the Kadiba project

Some Budget Committee Members who visited FUFA: Opolot Patrick Isiagi (Kachumbala County), James Kaberuka Ruugi (Kinkizi County West), Pascal Mbabazi (Buwekula, Mubende), Prof. Elijah Mushemeza (Mawoggola North), Gyaviira Ssemwanga (Buyamba), Paul Omara (Otuke), Akora Maxwell Patrick (Maruzi), Amos Kankunda (Rwampara), Wilfred Niwagaba (Niwagaba), Moses Aleper (Chekwi), Donald Katahihwa Byabazaire (Mwenge South), Brenda Namukuta (DWR Kaliro), Michael Lulume Bayigga (Buikwe South), Dennis Nyangweso (Samia Bugwe), Godfrey Ekanya (Tororo), Katusiime Annet Mugisha (DWR Bushenyi)

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