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Ugandan Olympic Committee Empowers Women in Sport (Uganda)

Uganda Olympic CommitteeWomen’s Day was quite a special one for many females in the fabric of Ugandan sport.

They turned out in big numbers to celebrate at the ‘Women in Sport’ workshop organized by the Uganda Olympic Committee (UOC) at Imperial Royale Hotel yesterday.

“After such an occasion, we are taking women to the next level of leadership in sport,” head of UOC Women in Sport Commission, Annet Nakamya, told Daily Monitor. The workshop followed a women’s sports administration course at Mengo Secondary School over the weekend aimed at increasing the number of females working across the various sports organisations in the country.

“We have started a process that is going to be quantifiable in the years to come. A great deal of change is in offing for women in Ugandan sport,” Nakamya said.

With a clear motive to train, mentor and grow female leaders in sports, a number of key facilitators spoke to the 140 particpnats, including a few men, from different disciplines like football, volleyball, rugby, motocross, athletics, netball and cricket.


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