Kasese District Local Government has launched community Sports activities today 3rd October 2023 at the district headquarters. District leadership handed about 30 balls to captains of different community football and netball teams at the launch.
This is a new initiative of government through Ministry of Education and Sports to mobilize the community to engage in sports and other government development initiatives targeting mostly the youth.
At the launch, the District Chairperson Hon. Bukombi Erifaz, urged the youth to utilize this initiative to organize themselves in groups, register as saving groups to tap into other government development opportunities. He also emphasized the need to conduct tournaments at constituency level and asked the district to spearhead these sports activities to happen soon.
The Deputy Chief Administrative Officer Mr Ntarwete Eliab called upon the people who will be using the balls to ensure maintenance and replacement of the balls incase of damages to ensure continuity of the program.
The Youth chairperson Kanyama also called upon his fellow youth to positively embrace government programs that target the youth and ensure positive utilization for economic development. He condemned the youth for mishandling other funds and not paying back timely.
Other stakeholders who attended the lunch included the District Vice Chairperson, the District Speaker , technical staff and community leaders of youth groups.
Government is using this as a tool to mobilize community members to engage in development programs as well as promoting sports activities in the community.