By Alex Byakatonda
KABALE: Kabale District education authorities, are worried that the district is likely not to send winners of this year’s ball games for the national primary school ball games championship, due to insufficient funds.
The leaders, made the revelation on Monday, during the Kabale District Primary school ball games championship that was held at Kigezi High school Lower playground.
The Kabale District Sports officer, Gilbert Orikiriza, noted that although they have managed to stage the ball game competitions, from the zonal, up to the district level, the department has inadequate funds to take two teams for a 10 day national competition slated for 15th August to 24th August 2022 in Masaka District.
The district is expected to facilitate 14 net ball players and 18 football players for the National ball game championships.
According to Orikiriza, the district has only been allocated 5 million shillings to cater for the Championship, in the 1st quarter of the 2022/23 financial year, out of the 14million shillings proposed budget.
While speaking as the guest of honour, the Kabale District senior Education officer, Robert Ampeire, also retaliated that the department is finding difficulty, to raise the required budget for the national ball game championships.
He however, urged the heads of schools and sports teachers in schools in Kabale District Administration-KDA to be identify different talents of their learners and help to develop them, saying that sporting activities have turned into lucrative ventures, where some people have been able to earn big.
Meanwhile, Kamuganguzi primary school lifted trophy for the boys-U-14 football, after defeating Buhara primary by a goal to nil, while Kisaasa Primary school also defeated Kanjobe Primary by 8goals to 7 to be crowned this year’s netball champions.