NCS Gets Rid

National Council of Sports (NCS) is a statutory organ whose establishment, status and powers are enshrined under The NCS Act of 1964, to among other things; Develop, Promote and Control sports activities in Uganda on behalf of Government, under the Ministry of Education and Sports.

The National Council of Sports officials were flagged off yesterday to move all over the country with a target of ensuring that these federations are run smoothly, checking their books of accounts and knowing their sports calendar years how are to be run.

Among the federations where this exercise has started from is the Federation Of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) as the FUFA communications media officer Ahmed Hussein narrates below;

“FUFA today received officials from National Council of Sports (NCS) at FUFA House Mengo who are conducting a routine exercise of monitoring and evaluation of all sports federations as per the 2014 NCS Regulations.” Ahmed Hussein narrates.
NCS Gets Rid

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NCS was led by Assistant General Secretary-Technical, David Katende while FUFA Deputy CEO-Governance Sam Bakiika welcomed the visitors on behalf of FUFA.

In 2018, FUFA was voted by NCS and USPA (Sports Journalists’ body in Uganda as the best organized sports federation in Uganda.

The National council of sports has a mandate of visiting a number of sports federations which are above 50 in number and at the end of the whole exercise it will bring out a report which will be published in the media.

Other roles played by NCS include the following;

1. Develop and promote all forms of sport on national basis, in conjunction with voluntary amateur sports bodies, and also providing training and the required staff.
2. Encourage and facilitate cooperation among the various national sports associations.
3. Approve international and national sports competitions and festivals organized by national and other associations.
4. Organize, in conjunction with the nation associations, national and International competitions and festivals as a means of gaining experience and fostering friendly relations with other nations, and other activities as may be approved by the minister.
5. Stimulate interest in sports at all levels.
6. Plan the general policy of sports promotion.
7. Award, in consultation with the national associations, medals, diplomas, certificates and other incentives for the encouragement and promotion of sporting activities.
8. Sponsor scholarships for the training of coaches and organizers.
9. Advise the Minister of Sports regarding external relations in the field of sports
10. Arrange with local authorities for the provision of sporting facilities at all local levels and to inculcate a high level of sportsmanship and discipline.
11. Approve expenditure of national associations in receipt of grants made or through the Council and to audit the accounts of such associations.