Kadaga Recieves Queen’s Baton Relay
The Speaker of the parliament, Hon Rebecca Kadaga, undertook more support to the sports fraternity mainly in terms of pecuniary funding.
“People are getting fame and employment created via sports and I agree there is a need to support more sports in Uganda. Besides, I will do the needful for sports activities to have more funds,” told Kadaga. Hon Kadaga said this as the Queen’s baton relay was taken to parliament during its last day in Uganda before continuing to other countries.
The baton relay was also taken to Bulange – Mengo as a sign of the good relationship between the UK and Buganda kingdom. Receiving the Baton, the Katikiro of Buganda Charles Peter Mayiga, told that this initiates and encourages culture world-wide. William Blick, the Uganda Olympics committee, president handed the baton to Princess Joan Nassolo who later gave it to the Katikiro.
The Glasgow 2014 Queen’s Baton Relay is the curtain-raiser to the XX Commonwealth Games that will begin in August. Over a period of 288 days, the baton will visit 70 nations and territories, cover 190,000 kilometres and involve a third of the world’s population, making it the world’s most engaging relay. During its two days tour that was led by two Ugandan commonwealth medallists, Moses Kipsiro and Docus Inzikuru, it was in Parliament when Kadaga revealed that the Uganda VP, Edward Sekandi, will lead the delegation of players who will represent Uganda this year in Scotland.