The two day retreat for the FUFA Executive committee members has this Saturday morning opened here at Katomi Kingdom Resort Hotel, Garuga along the shores of Lake Victoria, about 30 miles away from Kampala City.
The retreat has attracted all the 21 members that constitute the current executive committee. In his opening remarks, FUFA president Lawrence Mulindwa congratulated the new members that had made it to the Executive committee in a reshuffle made last month.
He outlined the objectives of this two day retreat and urged member to be open in all their deliberations. “We are not here for a picnic but a bigger mission aimed at building a committed
group of football administrators whose operations are based on team work” said the FA president.He also added that the retreat targeted improving service delivery by his executive.
About the changes recently made in his executive, Mulindwa called upon those relieved of their duties not to ‘fight’ the federation but continue supporting the game from their respective stations. “Those relieved of executive committee duties were not dumped, we can still deploy them elsewhere”, he stressed.
He cited an example of his former Vice president in charge of youth programs Justus Mugisha who has since remained the country’s representative to the Cecafa regional body. Mugisha was also sent to FIFA for training and he is now a certified FIFA administration instructor. Mulindwa further pointed out Balenzi Fred who after the 2009 reshuffle was sent abroad for further training in management of the artificial turf. “He is now doing us a good job at Njeru Technical centre” Mulindwa told his executive.
During the two day stay here, all the seven vice presidents will make some presentation to the rest of the participants. Moses Magogo will take the members through issues related to football administration, Mujib Kasule (Uganda Super League), Kalibbala Chris (Women football development), Kimuli Anthony (Finance regulation and management) and Kyambadde Livingstone (technical challenges).
Other presenters will include Patrick Ogwel (Youth development), Rogers Byamukama (Marketing) and the FIFA Development instructor Justus Mugisha among others. The retreat closes Sunday afternoon. (Posted by Rogers Mulindwa-Head of Communications, FUFA)