By Joseph Kiwanuka
The Kingdom of Buganda officially unveiled a four-year strategic plan (2018-2021) on Thursday, 16 November 2017 at Serena Hotel in Kampala.
Hon. Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi, the Vice President for the Republic of Uganda was the chief guest at the launch.
The whole project stems from the full blessing of the Kabaka, His Majesty Ronald MuwendaMutebi II.
In his special message about the 4-year strategic plan, the Kabaka stresses the essence as developing and promoting the game using the unique cultural heritage.
I know the game of football has its own challenges.
But once, we join hands together, we shall succeed. Sports and football in particular helps to keep healthy bodies and minds.
It has done a great deal to improve upon people’s welfare
Vice President Edward Ssekandi promised the full Government’s backing towards implementing the strategic plan that has a core strategic pillars as cultural heritage, governance, technical development, facilities, kingdom team, competitions, administration, membership, finance, marketing and sponsorship.
“The Central Government is also working towards a better sports policy. We shall fully support this four year strategic plans and other programmes. All the signs indicate that Uganda and Buganda are geared in the right direction. Soon, we shall play at the World Cup as a country” he added.
Owek. Charles Peter Mayiga The Katikiro of Buganda, Owek. Charles Peter Mayiga lauded the initiative which he believes will drive the Kingdom for an extra mile.
“This is a brilliant idea that is geared towards helping football in Buganda Kingdom grow for the better.
Football in Uganda started within Buganda Kingdom and we ought to maintain the legacy.
I also thank the working team, all committees, sponsors and partners
The FUFA President, Moses Magogo who is away for CAF duties was represented by his first Vice President, Justus Mugisha.
Mugisha congratulated the Kingdom for the great ideas and promised full backing as the federation.
FUFA is the main custodian of football in Uganda.
As a major stake holder, we are 100 % behind this great strategic plan which we believe shall develop the beautiful game
Buganda Kingdom minister of youth, sports and recreation, Owek. Henry SekabembeKiberu tagged the plan as aspirational.
The plan is aspirational, providing a clear road map for the future and aiming to position the Kingdom football in a benefiting place in Uganda and the world at large, effectively achieving the set vision as the leading football kingdom
was supported by George Lawrence Pilikington as coach at the Mengo School.
The game spread wings steadily to the current status.
For effective implementation of the strategic plan, the core values of unity, talent, integrity, identity, fair play, amity and excellence will be greatly considered.