The corporate games were launched on Thursday at Namboole stadium and thirty six (36) companies were confirmed to take part in the inaugural edition this year. The games are organised by the Corporate Games Uganda Limited, a registered sports management company that organises corporate games, runs, team building, kids league and corporate social responsibility (CSRs) with an objective is inspiring Corporates through sports. According to the Corporate Games Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Ahmed Kongola, the participants will compete in athletics, netball, volleyball and basketball in six outings. They will also participate in swimming, tag of war, pool, woodball and number of fun activities every first Sunday of the month –starting with this weekend. “Football will have 7 players with two females strictly as we encourage female participation and interaction among participating corporate staff. Licensed players/none working staff shall not be allowed to participate in any of the activities of the Corporate Games because they are meant for those who are fully employed from the first day of the month and proof of employment will be required,” he said. Richard Okot, formerly Corporate League chairman is one of the brains behind the new corporate outings. He says that the new Corporate (Games) outings are not meant to compete against his former address (Corporate League), but wanted to give other companies that are not digested in the Corporate League chance to enjoy sports for interaction, networking, physical fitness and promotion of company goods and services. “There are so many corporate companies and we want to give them a platform. We are not here to compete with anyone and I believe ours will be unique,” noted Okot, who is the Corporate Games Vice chairman deputising Ian Rumanyika. Thomas Bamuteze, the Corporate Games General Secretary, who also served under Okot’s regime in the Corporate League says that the games will act as an external team building program for the member companies from public and private sector. The Red Pepper, Darling Uganda, UMC Victoria hospital, Namboole stadium, Ashton events, UBC and Next Media are the pioneer sponsors of the games.