Museveni promises house, Shs5m salary for gold medalists Cheptegei, Chesang

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”.