Yesterday First Lady Janet and President Mueveni co-hosted the Uganda Cranes (football) and the SHE Cranes (netball) to a luncheon at their country home in Rwakitura, Kiruhuura District. The president pledged to increase support to the sports sector saying it has become a major source of livelihood.
“The government will increase support to the sports sector, especially by putting in place the necessary infrastructure that meets international standards. Government has been pre-occupied and dedicated most of her resources to crucial areas of the economy such as the road and electricity sectors but it is high time the country invested more in sectors such as sports which touch a big fraction of the population and have become a source of livelihood for many”, he stated.
He commended the Uganda Cranes and SHE Cranes for their impressive performances.
“I congratulate the Uganda Cranes for finishing 8th in Africa in the just concluded World Cup qualifiers and the SHE Cranes who are currently ranked 7th in the world.For the Uganda Cranes who I flagged-off for the CHAN competition in Morocco, I wish you success”, he concluded.