Yesterday President Museveni together with the First Lady Janet hosted Uganda’s contingent that returned from the Commonwealth Games in Australia on Thursday, to a luncheon at State House Entebbe.
During his address, Museveni confirmed that he will fulfill his pledges saying; “I made a promise that whoever wins a gold medal at an international or continental competition would get a monthly salary of Shs5 million, a silver Shs3 million and Shs1 million for bronze. The five medalists today will get onto the payroll. I have also been told of some arrears to other athletes, they will be cleared.”
“Likewise, I will build a house for Cheptegei and Chesang who won gold medals, like I have done for previous gold medalist”.