President of the Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) Hon. Eng. Moses Magogo says that Parliament is pivotal in ensuring that football activities across the nation and at all levels are successful.
Magogo’s remarks come after the Parliamentary Committee on Education and Sports on Tuesday paid a courtesy visit to the FUFA Complex in Mengo, Kampala.
“We think that Parliament is an important player in our activities. Understanding FUFA is very crucial because very many times people don’t know who we are,” Magogo told FUFA website.
The visit which is part of the Committee’s role of supervision and monitoring was initiated by FUFA President, Hon. Moses Magogo who is also a Member of Parliament for Budiope East Constituency.
Upon welcoming the Committee members, FUFA President made a presentation about the activities of the Football governing body in Uganda and how the game of football is administred.
Magogo took the Committee on Education and Sports through a series of activities, including a presentation on FUFA and it’s development programmes.
Magogo indicated that sports industry in Uganda has the potential to blossom if some of the challenges faced and that is why Government must offer support in averting them.
“Football has moved from just being a sport but rather a business. Therefore, we not only fall under the sports industry but cut across other sectors such as health, tourism and investment among others. Challenges such as the sports law, funding, infrastructure and policies need the hand of government.” He explained.
The Parliamentary Committee on Education and Sports Chairman, Hon. John Twesigye Ntamuhira lauded FUFA for an incredible job done and conceded many people are green about the incredible work doke by FUFA.
“I’m amazed to learn today that FUFA is managing 10 National Teams. Most times when we talk, we think about Uganda Cranes. We have been able to know what the Federation does and I must say it is beyond what we see on eye. ” He said.
The Committee was later taken on a tour of the FUFA Premises, including the 102.1 fufa FM on air studio and Al made a visit to Kadiba Training Facility that is still under construction.