The Annual General Assembly of the Uganda Athletics Federation has approved the sh5.1 billion shillings budget for the 2022 season and the new Strategic Plan 2022-2025.
The new Strategic Plan will henceforth focus on growing and improving athletics for increased inclusive participation for all and excellence.
The Assembly that convened via zoom also approved the 2022-2023 calendar of athletics activities which included national and international competitions headlined by the World Championships, U-20 Championships, Commonwealth Games and Africa Championships among others to be held this year.
International engagements will take the biggest share of 2.5 billion shillings out of 5.1 billion shillings, according to the estimates endorsed by the AGM.
UAF expects budgetary income from contributions from National Council of Sports (NCS) of 3 billion shillings, World Athletics (WA) 794 million shillings, MTN 422 million shillings, Uganda Olympic Committee (UOC) 255 million shillings and Nike 190 million shillings, among other sources.
UAF budget presentation put more emphasis on administration and management of the sport that was allocated 1.3 billion shillings, development 572 million shillings, land purchase for construction of UAF home 500 million shillings as well as local competitions apportioned 800 million shillings.
The Athletics Federation last season realized only 1.9 billion shillings out of the 2.9 billion shillings budget attributed to cancellation of some of the activities by the sponsors and Covid-19 global situation.
Despite the 2021 season challenges highlighted by the Covid-19 lockdown, UAF managed to produce historical landmarks and best ever performance bagging 2 gold, 1 silver and 1 bronze medals at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
Uganda on top of securing the medals was ranked 2nd in Africa and 36th overall in the world, thanks to the Tokyo exploits.