Over 40 Health Training Institutions Lands in Bunyoro for Sports Tournament
By Peter Abaanabasazi
Forty five Health training institutions from different parts of the Country on Tuesday arrived in Bunyoro Kitara kingdom to participate in 13th edition of Nurses and health training institutional games. The games to be played by the participants include football, netball, volleyball, basketball and Athletics.
The one week gala will be held at different pitches including, Boma grounds, Mandela S.S, Sir Tito Winyi S.S and Duhaga S.S playground among others in Hoima Municipality.
The launch of tournament was made oby Omukama Solomon Iguru on Tuesday. He challenged the Government to inject more funds in sports activities as one of way encouraging the youth to develop their talents.
Reacting on Omukama’s call, assistant Commissioner Ministry of education and sports Sam Odogo, say government is process of perform law aimed at promoting sports in Country.
He says that Cabinet has cleared the Physical Education and Sports Bill 2015 adding that the bill is set to be introduced Parliament soon.
He explained that once this bill gets passed into a law, National council of sports will be changed into a commission or an Authority. The law will also allow the government to establish National Sports Fund. The fund will be in charge of collecting revenue specifically for sports and construction of national and regional stadiums in addition to promoting sports.
He says that the idea of coming up with new law was reached on after realizing that there was a lot not going on well in schools, community and other institution pertaining to sports.
Betty Angujeru Pacutho, the principal Hoima school of Nursing and Midwifery which is the host challenged the participants to exhibit discipline adding the tournament aimed promoting sports and good health among students.