Renown Sports Administrator Ambrose Tashobya has been appointed as the new chairman for National Council of Sports.
Tashobya, former President of Federation of Uganda Basketball Association (FUBA), replaces Donald Rukare whose two-year tenure came to an end.
State Minister for Sports Hamson Denis Obua confirmed the appointments that also include 2012 Olympics champions Stephen Kiprotich as a board member.
“In exercise of the powers vested upon me by section 3(ii) of the National Council of Sports Act (1964), I am pleased to appoint the following as chairman and members of the NCS for the term of 2 years with immediate effect,” reads a letter dated February 15 2022.
Cecilia Anyakoit, Zubair Galiwango, Andrew Owiny Otengo, George William Galiwango and Agatha Namirembe return as board members from the previous regime.
Kiprotich who also won gold at the 2013 World Championships in Russia and former Uganda Netball Federation President Susan Anek are among new board members.
Tashobya is not new to Sports Management having been at the helm of FUBA for 12 years since he replaced John Ssimbwa in January 2007.
He is a former Warriors player and current chairman of the Kyambogo based basketball NBL side.
Tashobya is also the Deputy Chairman of the FIBA 3X3 Commission and former Uganda Olympics Committee Vice President.
He joins a list of former NCS Chairman that include Rukare, Bosco Onyik, Anthony Katamba among others.
He will look to end wrangles in Sports Federations and also continue to advocate for more sports funding.
National Council of Sports (NCS) is a statutory organ whose establishment, status and powers are enshrined under The NCS Act of 1964, to among other things; Develop, Promote and Control sports activities in Uganda on behalf of Government, under the Ministry of Education and Sports.
New Board (2022-2024) – Ambrose Tashobya (Chairman), Stephen Kiprotich, Cecilia Anyakoit, Zubair Galiwango, Andrew Owiny Otengo, Juliet Oyulu, George William Galiwango, Evelyn Piloya Gloria, Agatha Namirembe, Anek Susan Nowell Ongom, Derrick Namisi
Old Board (2020-22) – Donald Rukare (Chairman), Zubair Galiwango, Stephen Asiimwe, Paul Luswata, Cecilia Anyakoit, Agatha Namirembe Arembe, Andrew Otengo Owiny, Mark Ssali, Grace Abalo, Piloya Evelyn Gloria, George William Galiwango