The National Council of Sports (NCS) has cautioned the various sports associations and federations on proper accountability of government funding with effect from this financial year.
The sports body sounded the warning drums during a capacity building workshop with the heads and financial managers of the national sports federations/associations at Copper Chimney, Lugogo on Thursday.
Parliament approved Shs47 billion for the sports sector in the 2022/2023 financial year. Of this, the Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) was given Shs17 billion. Athletics, Boxing and Netball were each allocated Shs 3 billion while Basketball, Rugby, Cricket, Motorsport and Paralympics are expected to share Shs 6 billion.
Badminton, Volleyball, chess, Cycling, Golf, Handball, Hockey, Kickboxing, Pool, Swimming, Tennis, Table Tennis, University Sports, Woodball, Squash were allocated Shs3 billion.
Meanwhile, Wrestling, Ludo, Lacrosse, Fencing, American Football, Kabaddi, Darts, Archery, Taekwondo, Gymnastics, rowing and 16 other federations have to share Sh900m.
NCS chairperson Ambrose Tashobya called for honesty in financial management.
“As we make a meaningful contribution to the sports sector, we call for honesty and sharing of information for capacity building,” Tashobya said.
The workshop centered on financial management, accountability, integrity and internal controls in recognized national sports federations/associations as well as the significance of planning and budgeting.