By Mulengera Reporters
The Education Minister Janet Museveni feels undermined regarding the circumstances under which Parliament enacted the National Sports Act (sponsored by a private member) which in the end has diminished the budgetary allocation to her Ministry of Education & Sports.
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In a bid to adequately fund sporting activities in a manner that complies with the provisions of the National Sports Act, Parliament (during the appropriation process) ended up inadvertently diminishing the funding allocation available for the mother Ministry of Education & Sports. The Sports Act has among other things resulted into FUFA’s budgetary allocation growing exponentially by several billions from what it used to be.
This naturally caused heads of other Federations to envy Moses Magogo, the FUFA boss. Recently Deputy PSST Patrick Ochailap had to organize a deescalation meeting between Magogo and the disgruntled Federations heads.
At the Education Ministry, the football component barely has anything left since much of the resource envelope was directed to FUFA. This has made things complicated for Sports Minister Peter Ogwang and by extension his boss and supervisor Janet Museveni who feels financially constrained to support sporting activities for other federations like never before.
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Sources say the First Lady has, for this reason, began perceiving Magogo as a bad man who leveraged on his being a well-connected MP to successfully sponsor a law that has left her Ministry financially crippled in some way.
“It’s something which is creating tensions and some bad blood and Peter Ogwang will have to keep shock-absorbing between his boss and the leadership at Parliament. And by the way, this is something that has put Ogwang between a rock and hard place because he must exhibit loyalty to both the leadership of Parliament and the leadership at his Ministry of Education where he is a state Minister concerned with the sports docket,” says a source who is well briefed about the brewing tensions regarding the lion’s share Magogo’s FUFA took off the sports sub sector budget at the expense of other Federations. (For comments on this story, call, text or whatsapp us on 0705579994 [whatsapp line], 0779411734, 0200900416 or email us firstname.lastname@example.org).