Hamson Obua Retained As State Minister Of Sports

President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has retained Hon Hamson Denis Obua as the State Minister of Sports.

The development has been confirmed by the President who also named Jessica Alupo as the new Vice President.

First Lady Janat Kataha Museveni has also been retained as the Ministry of Education and Sports.

Obua’s re-appointment comes after he was re elected the MP for Ajuri County.

Obua, born 6 February 1980 replaced Charles Bakkabulindi effective 14 December 2019.

He was sworn in as State Minister for Sports on 13 January 2020.

Then, Obua said that his main focus was to put emphasis evaluate the legal instruments guiding sports, study the sports federations and improve the sports facilities.

During his first days in office, Obua managed to visit almost all office of the 54 Sports federations.

He toured the National Council of Sports offices and the respective facilities in Lugogo.

Notably, the scubbles between National Council of Sports (NCS) and the Uganda Olympic Committee have ceased.

Obua, a good aly of FUFA boss Moses Magogo, managed to secure land titles where Namboole sits but the general state of the national stadium is still lacking.

Federations still crave for more funding from Government while many have called for the amendment of the Sports Act .

Did You KnowObua, born in in Alebtong District on 6 February 1980, attended Inomo Primary School and Lango College before attaining a Diploma in Law and a Certificate in Administrative Law from the Law Development Centre. He got a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work and Social Administration at UCU in Mukono and later, he acquired a Master of Public Administration degree from Uganda Management Institute.



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