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Uganda Sports Minister congratulates Ritah Aliguma on her appointment as AIPS Africa EC member

Bakabulindi (L) congratulating Ritah Aliguma for giving back through sports. (Photo: Collins Muhwezi)
by Dorothy Nekesa, AIPS Member, Uganda

KAMPALA, May 23, 2018 - Straight from being appointed as an executive member of AIPS Africa, hard working Uganda Sports Press Association Vice President, Ritah Aliguma, was on Tuesday honored for her hard work home and away. The Minister of Education & Sports Charles Bakabulindi met Ritah Aliguma at the ministry's office.

The Minister invited Aliguma to congratulate her upon her appointment to the AIPS Africa Executive Committee, hailed her spirit of patriotism and love for sports journalism but also urged her to represent USPA and the nation well.

The Minister applauded Aliguma's effort to use sports to change people's lives in the community through her Aliguma Foundation which currently carries on empowerment programs in the slums especially in Acholi Quarters of Banda.

Flanked by Saltray Lubega, the person in charge of skills training at her Aliguma Foundation and other USPA members, Aliguma lauded the minister who is also the patron of USPA for his efforts towards development of talent and sports throughout the nation.

The Minister assured the team about government's commitment to develop sports and emphasized the need for stakeholders like USPA and Aliguma Foundation to promote these efforts. He urged the media, where Aliguma belongs to promote Uganda's efforts to uplift sports in the nation citing the recent copa-cola and other recent sports activities.

He further urged the Aliguma Foundation to include Key Performance indicators that will boost and ensure continuity and sustainability as well as encouraging the youngsters to work on individual progress pledging support and involvement in Stewarding sustainable progress.
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