Kampala Post Reporter
Uganda parliament team has emerged the overall winner at the just concluded 8th East African Community (EAC) Interparliamentary Games held in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
Team Uganda scooped eight trophies and several individual medals to mark the end of the highly competitive games that included; football, netball, volleyball, athletics and others.
The EAC Interparliamentary games that started on December 01 ended today (December 11) climaxed with the award of trophies and medals where Uganda team dominated the proceedings bagging up to eight trophies and several medals. The awards ceremony was graced by Speaker Rebecca Kadaga who congratulated her parliament team for the job well done.
Kadaga was chief guest in two Sunday soccer games where EALA staff crashed Uganda Staff 4-0 in a friendly curtain raiser match before Team Tanzania beat Kenya 1-0 Kenya in the main match at Uhuru stadium.
Leader of Opposition (LoP) Winfred Kiiza inspired the netball team to victory while Kampala Central MP Muhhamed Nsereko also inspired the football team to a deserved trophy for the third time in a row in these competitions. Uganda also scooped other trophies in athletics, golf and tug of war. For the second time in a row, Evelyn Asiimwe(UPDF representative) was the hero in golf championship. Nsereko was handed the golden boot for being the soccer tournament's topscorer with 5goals. Tanzania took the second spot in soccer, while Kenya won a trophy in Volleyball.
Ugandan MPs are expected to return home today (Monday) ahead of tomorrow's plenary session where the committee on legal and parliamentary affairs that is scrutinising Age Limit Bill is expected to present their report on the Bill.