VP to lead Uganda’s Olympic team to London, all air tickets secured
By Johnson Were
The Vice President of Uganda Edward Ssekandi has affirmed his support for sports by accepting to lead the Ugandan delegation to the London Olympic Games later this month.
Ssekandi who on several occasions, while Speaker of Parliament, exhibited his love for sport and presided over the USPA sports personality of the year award galas, will be the first Ugandan vice president to head a team to the Olympics.
“We are in high gear preparations and the good news is that the country’s number two has confirmed leading the Ugandan delegation to London,” acting Ugandan Olympics Committee president William Blick confirmed.
“He is already accredited and we have informed the Uganda High Commission in London and the British High Commission here to avoid any incident that may cause embarrassment to our Vice President,” Blick stressed.
He revealed the development in a meeting with sports federation heads at the National Council of Sports headquarters in Lugogo on Sunday.
He also assured them that air tickets for the team to the Olympics had been secured and there will be no excuse that an athlete qualified but failed to get transport to London.
Meanwhile, weightlifting association president Salim Musoke informed the meeting that Charles Ssekyaaya will join the team in London because his training in USA has been extended.