NCS Board Inauguration Marks New Chapter in Sports Governance


Yesterday, on February 20th, 2023, a significant event unfolded at the Copper Chimney in Lugogo—the inauguration and handover ceremony of the National Council of Sports Uganda board.

The newly appointed Council/Board will serve for a term of Four years.

List of board members.

  1. Mr. Ambrose Tashobya- Chairperson
  2. Ms. Jacqueline Basemera- Member
  3. Ms. Cecilia Anyakoit- Member
  4. Ms. Gloria Evelyn Piloya- Member
  5. Mr. Zubair Galiwango-Member
  6. Mr. Stephen Kiprotich- Member
  7. Mr. Moses Omara Anyii- Member
  8. Dr. Patrick Ogwel- Ex-Official/General Secretary

Mr. Ambrose Tashobya, the new Chairperson of NCS, addressed the press, revealing plans for a groundbreaking partnership with Kyambogo University.

Mr Ambrose Tashobya new Chairperson NCS taking his oath.

This collaboration aims to establish state-of-the-art cricket and baseball facilities, marking a pivotal step towards modernizing sports infrastructure in Uganda.

While Lugogo Cricket Oval undergoes demolition to make way for a new sports complex, cricket will continue to have a place to call home.

In his address, Mr. Rukare Donald the Chairperson Uganda Olympics Committee congratulated the new board on their appointment and emphasized the importance of sports management education, advocating for mandatory courses at the Uganda Olympics Committee.

Chairman National Olympic Committee Donald Rukare.

State Minister for Sports, Honorable Peter Ogwang, who holds the authority to appoint the new board, emphasized the importance of community involvement in sports.

Hon Peter Ogwang, State minister for sports.

He underscored the government’s dedication to funding and enhancing sports facilities nationwide.

The new sports law, enacted in 2023, streamlined the NCS board, reducing its size to seven members for a term of four years. This strategic move aims to enhance accountability and optimize organizational efficiency.

Additionally, plans for constructing a state-of-the-art sports complex in Kampala underscore Uganda’s ambition to host international competitions and elevate its sporting profile on the global stage.

As preparations for hosting the CHAN tournament in September gain momentum, ensuring accountability in fund management and athlete welfare remains a top priority.

The swearing-in ceremony, led by Commissioner of Oath Mr. Adam Makmot Lubang , marked the official commencement of the new board’s tenure.

With a renewed focus on transparency and performance, the board members pledged to uphold their mandate diligently.

The board members took both the oath of office and oath of secrecy.

Commissioner of oath told the new board members “I urge you to come up with policies and strategies that will turn around the sports sub sector in Uganda.”

“Success in sports is about teamwork and I expect you to work as a team. We shall need the collective input by each of us to push us many miles on our journey to deliver vibrant sports in Uganda”

Mr. David Katende, the assistant general secretary technical at the National Council of Sports expressed optimism about the new board’s tenure, emphasizing their expanded term and fresh perspectives.

With a leaner structure and a clear vision, the NCS is poised to usher in a new era of sports governance in Uganda, driven by innovation, accountability, and a steadfast commitment to excellence.

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