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Minister Peter Ogwang, Dr Patrick B Ogwel represent Uganda at African Union Sports Council meeting in Ghana

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African Union Commission in line with the Africa Sports council statuette organised

Forth Extraordinary Session of the Specialized Technical Committee on Youth, Culture and Sports (STC-YCS-4) meeting on Saturday.


This meeting was held on the senior experts and ministerial level at movenpick Hotel in Ghana, Accra. It was based on the margins of the 13th Edition of the African Games in Accra, Ghana.


Uganda was represented by Uganda’s state minister for Sports, Peter Ogwang and General Secretary of the National Council of Sports, Dr Patrick Benard Ogwel who is also Chairman of the Technical committee board.

 

In a conversation with Dr. Ogwel after the meeting, a lot was revealed including on a decision on who will host the upcoming (14th Edition) of the All Africa Games;

Dr. Patrick B Ogwel in the meeting.

“The next edition games host has been decided and will be the Arab nation of Egypt”

“My committee (Technical committee) takes due deligence on reports that are worked on by other committees so the technical, secretariat and our structures in African Sports council are to under take open bits.”


“These are documents shared by patner states, competed for and finally when they are vented and received, the recommendations before being adapted it requires the relevant committee to do due diligence, one of which we are required to visit the venues” 

 

“Egypt and DR Congo were the two countries that were bidded but unfortunately Congo withdrew their bid though the committee had gone there but still had all the necessary infrastructures that meet the standards”

 

“This time round, we would like the host to get enough time to prepare therefore these recommandations were handed the ministers committee under STC -YCS-4.”

 

“Considering that the list was adapted, there is an opportunity for the secretary to prepare final approval by the executive which has the heads of state because these games are owned by the African Union and politically heads of state have the final say.”

 

“At this time, five to six countries are under suspension including Gabon, Niger were suspended because of the military coup and so those nations can not attend this meeting”

 

Talking to the State Minister of Sports Peter Ogwang, talked of the 2063 agenda discussed where all governments need to invest in Sports infrastructure;

 

“Today we were looking at the report of experts and specifically we were looking at where is the All Africa’s next venue going to be and it looks like Egypt has got the opportunity in 2027 since Congo withdrew.”

 

“Other critical issue was the 2063 agenda which has the need of all governments to invest adequately into sports infrastructure and re-echo more emphasis as far as the involved of young people in sports.”

 

“It is important that all patner states , invest into sports infrastructure and develop young talented people with in Africa”

 

“With the other issue being Ghana naming Accra as a sports city, the west African side requested they name Accra as a sports city and we agreed to support the request as we continue to applaud them for hosting this edition, as a person I know the investment involved.” He concluded 

 

Currently Uganda has ten(10) sports teams at the All Africa games and these sports include; boxing, swimming, football, cycling, chess, table tennis, rugby, cricket, badminton and athletics.

 

With the games above so far, we have achieved a gold in Badminton from the Ladies doubles thanks to Husina Kobugabe and Gladys Mbabazi, In the singles, Kobugabe won the silver as Fadilah Shamika collected the bronze.

 

In swimming, Anna Gloria Muzito won the first medal for the country, earning bronze in the women’s 100m free style race inside the Acquatics centre at Bortyman sports complex in Accra.

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