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Sarah Kityo, the President of Uganda Netball Federation

Sports Body Blacklists Uganda Netball Federation over Mismanagement

by Max Pat
posted onOctober 25, 2023

National Council of Sports (NCS) has withdrawn the Certificate of Recognition from the Uganda Netball Federation (UNF). 

According to a press statement released by NCS Board chairperson, Ambrose Tashobya, UNF will no longer conduct any business to do with the sport, on behalf of the Government.

Tashobya in his statement says that the decision arises out of the persistent governance and leadership challenges that have engulfed the UNF and due to the failure by the netball federation to follow the law and their own statutes.

"As a result, the NCS Board in their meeting held on Wednesday 25 October 2023 resolved that the Certificate of Recognition issued to UNF on the 6th day of June 2016 vide Recognition No. NCS/R/15/No.021 be withdrawn with immediately effect," Tashobya said. 

He said UNF failed to abide by the Constitutional provisions of the federation for election of the Executive Committee and failure to follow the correct procedure to amend the Constitution. 

UNF headed by Sarah Kityo is also accused of failing to inform NCS of the several bank accounts that they resolved to open without following procedures and their use of forged and unauthorised documents to open these accounts.

"UNF may reapply for recognition once the issues that have led to the withdrawal of the Certificate have been addressed," he, said. 

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