JINJA – The First Son and Commander of the Land Forces, Lt Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba, has urged the people of Busoga to leverage their talent in sports to traverse the world.
“It is a pleasure for Busoga sub- region to host Cecafa. This region is known for producing great sportsmen and women with different talents,” Gen Muhoozi said.
Muhoozi, who was in Jinja City on Sunday to launch the Cecafa Women’s Championship, commended Busoga sub-region for hosting the event.
Prior to the event at Kakindu, the First Son called on Kyabazinga William Nadiope at his Igenge Palace in Bugembe and later tweeted his appreciation to the king and his cabinet for according him a warm welcome to Busoga.
I want to thank the Kyabazinga of Busoga, His Majesty William Gabula Nadiope IV, all government officials who attended the launch of the CECAFA Women's Cup in Jinja yesterday and all the people of Busoga for a very colourful and beautiful function yesterday. Godbless you all! pic.twitter.com/83sklua2Sr
— Muhoozi Kainerugaba (@mkainerugaba) May 30, 2022
Thousands of Jinja residents flocked Kakindu Stadium in Jinja City to have a glimpse the First Son.
Lt Gen Muhoozi arrived at Kakindu Stadium at about 2pm flanked by other army top brass and a retinue of
There was a thunderous applause and ululations from youth donning trademark T-shirts with the inscription ‘MK Project’, ‘Team Chairman’ and ‘Secure Your Tomorrow’, among other inscriptions.
The event was graced by prominent Busoga politicians and kingdom functionaries, including the Katukiro (prime minister) Joseph Muvawala and Lands State minister Persis Namuganza, amomg others.
“We are honoured to be part of the birthday celebrations and Busoga sub-region will stand with “MK” project and shall render any support in any way possible,” Namuganza said amid cheers from enthusiastic Muhoozi supporters.
He encouraged youth to use their talents to traverse the world and scale greater heights.
“The Government will support you in all possible ways to harness your talents by building the necessary infrastructure as well pay sports people,” Gen Muhoozi said.
He urged the mammoth gathering to always embrace and support government projects.
Gen Muhoozi reassured the visitors of the peace in the country and urged them to enjoy their stay in the country as they participate in the competitions.
The event was punctuated by entertainment by local artistes as well as renowned musicians led by Moses Ssali, aka Bebe Cool, who boasted about being an in-law of Busoga.
The Cecafa championship has attracted eight nations of Burundi, Tanzania, Djibouti, Rwanda, Zanzibar, Ethiopia South Sudan and hosts Uganda.
The Crested Cranes open their account on Wednesday against south-western neighbours Rwanda at the Fufa Technical Centre in Njeru.