Former Federation of Uganda Basketball Association (FUBA) president Ambrose Tashobya has been appointed the new chairman National Council of Sports (NCS).
The appointment by the Minister of State for Sports Hon. Denis Hamson Obua was confirmed in a communique issued on Tuesday, February 15, 2022.
“In exercise of the powers vested upon me by Section 3 (ii) of the National Council of Sports Act (1964), I am pleased to appoint the chairman and Members of the National Council of Sports for the term of 2 years with immediate effect,” partly read the communique.
Tashobya replaces Dr. Donald Rukare whose two-year tenure expired. The latter had replaced Bosco Onyik.
Furthermore, 2012 Olympic gold medalist Stephen Kiprotich us among the new members on board alongside former Uganda Netball Federation (UNF) president Susan Nowell Anek Ongom.
Others include Cecilia Anyakoit, Zubair Galiwango, Andrew Owiny Otengo, Juliet Oyulu, George William Galiwango. Gloria Evelyn Piloya. Agatha Arembe Namirembe and Derrick Namisi.
“These are exemplary individuals who I trust will mirror the vision of National Council of Sports; To provide an enabling environment for the investment in and promotion of sports in Uganda,” the communique added.
Celebrated sports journalist Mark Ssali, Grace Abalo, Andrew Otengo, Stephen Asiimwe and Paul Luswata are the former members that have been replaced.
While Agatha Namirembe, Cecilia Anyakoit and Zubair Galiwango have bounced back on the new executive mandated to over-see the operations of the 52 sports federations and associations in the country.
The Appointed NCS Board (2022 – 2024)
Chairman – Ambrose Tashoya
Andrew Owiny Otengo
George William Galiwango
Gloria Evelyn Piloya
Agatha Arembe Namirembe
Susan Anek Nowell Ongom
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