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Hon. Ogwang Assumes Office as Minister of State for Sports

In a handover ceremony held yesterday at the state house in Nakasero Kampala, the Education and Sports Minister also First Lady, Janet Kataha Museveni presided over and witnessed the handing over of the State Minister for Sports office from Hon. Denis Hamson Obua to Hon. Peter Ogwang.

“The Ministry of   Education and sports welcomes the new Minister of State for Sports Hon. Peter Ogwang, who is also the Member of Parliament for Ngariam County to the sector,” the First Lady said.

The First Lady assured Ugandans of great change in the sports sector as Ogwang is set to add a new stone to the foundation set by Hon. Obua in the sports sector.

“I know and also admire the passion he has for the service of our country. We assure you of our cooperation and support to enable you to, familiarize yourself and settle in your new role. I have no doubt that you will build on Hon. Obua’s networks and take the sub-sector to another level,” she said.

The Education and Sports Minister commended Hamson Obua for the tremendous effort he invested in the Ugandan sports sector something which yielded him a number of achievements during his term in Office.

“Hon. Obua literally embraced the sports sub-sector, giving his all and inspiring a fresh spirit of energy and enthusiasm in all he did. Throughout his tenure, with his characteristic youthful spring, he regularly engaged the 54 sports federations and associations, envision them to do their best, to the nation regardless of their challenges,” the First Lady said.

Obua was commended for the increased funding in the sports sector amid the COVID-19 pandemic, budget cuts and budget suppressions, and advocacy for sports facilities such as (the High Altitude center in Teryet, Aki Bua Memorial Centre – Lira, Buhinga.

The first lady also mentioned Obua as a man who advocated for the ongoing renovation of Mandela of National Stadium and Nakivubo), conflict resolution skills and abilities, excellent work ethic and enthusiasm, zeal and for sports that have contributed to the acquisition of medals for Uganda at the international level.

The current state Minister for sports, Hon. Ogwang lauded the Minister of Education and sports for fostering transparency and, accountability in the ministry.

“You are an icon of peace, love, and tenderness that Ugandans are privileged to have. I am happy and ready to work with you. I am joining a vibrant and energetic team led by Mamma Janet that has ably managed to see a drastic increment of budget from Ugx1 trillion when you took over in 2016 to Ugx4.4 Trillion,” Hon. Ogwang said.

Hon. Ogwang was previously the State Minister for Economic Monitoring and had earlier served as the State Minister for Information, Communication, ICT and National Guidance.

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