Inadequate recreational grounds hindering sports in Uganda- MP Kamara


NEWS- The Kabale Municipality Member Of Parliament Dr. Nicholas Thadius Kamara has expressed concerns over lack of recreational grounds (playgrounds) in schools which has hindered co-curricular activities.

Dr. Kamara was speaking as the guest of honor at the closure of the 21st edition- National Health Training Institutions Sports Championships that started on Sunday 10th September 2023 in Kabale municipal stadium.

The competitions attracted 60 schools, 2948 participants, 1513 are females, 303 team officials from 16 regions in Uganda hosted by Kabale School of Comprehensive Nursing.

The participants competed in 8 different sports disciplines which included Track and field athletics, cross country, Mind games (Chase, Draft, Scrabble and Omweso), wood ball, football, handball, volleyball and netball.

Dr. Kamara said that many schools no longer have playgrounds which have limited co-curricular and sports at large. He added that it’s a shame for schools to have no playgrounds, especially private schools.

Kamara said that physical activities help in fighting against non-communicable diseases. He slammed the ministry of education and sports for only funding education and little funding in sports.

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Herbert Akugugizibwe who was the national chairperson organizing committee for the 21st edition- National Health Training Institutions Sports Championships said the culture of the games has improved and there was an increase in the participants.

Akuguzibwe asked the government to increase the sports funding as a way of promoting physical training.

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Uganda Institute of Allied Health and Management Sciences Mulago (UIAHMS) was the overall winner of the 21st edition- National Health Training Institutions Sports Championships with 5 gold medals, 5 silver and one bronze while Fort Portal College Of Health Sciences became the first overall runners-up with 4 gold medals and 1 silver.