For any given project, coherent continuity is an important aspect for the eventual success of its positive progression.

The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) is one such institution in the country that is deeply embedded in various continuous successful projects in Uganda.

For the past 5 years, the Commission embarked on sponsoring badminton events and today, the brand has grown to greater heights with particular emphasis on youth development.

At a special launch of the 2013 event at the UCC House in Bugolobi, Ug shs 21,950,000 was announce as the whole package to facilitate the smooth running of the event.

“UCC’s sponsorship of badminton is aimed at contributing to the development of and promotion of the game in Uganda, especially among the youth in Kampala and elsewhere in the country”, remarked Godfrey Mutabazi,  the Executive Director of the Commission.

The 5th edition is set to be held in Gulu and Mbale with the grand finale for Kampala. This will be between September 27th to October 6th 2013.

Warmly appreciating the offer, the Chairman of Uganda Badminton Association, Oscar Kambona lauded UCC for the kind gesture and generosity of the increased sponsorship.

“We are very grateful to UCC, i promise better accountability of the money received”, Kambona, the lawyer who replaced William Tumwine at the helm of the Uganda Badminton Association said.

About 400 youths are targeted to participate in this tourney where outstanding personalities will smile home with trophies and cash prizes.

“We hope to move to Mbarara and Masindi by next year to unearth more raw badminton talents”, Simon Mugabi, spoke to Kawowo Sports in an exclusive interview after the official launch.

Mutabazi bought off some time to assure the country that 90 percent of 17 Million Phone subscribers were registered. He promised to use the tourney as a forum for enhancing consumer awareness about ICT services in Uganda.

UCC has a vision of ” a Uganda in which development is facilitated through universal access to communications services largely delivered through the private sector’.

Wilson Tukire and Shamim Bangi are the defending champions for the event in the men and women’s categories respectively.

David Isabirye

David Isabirye is a senior staff writer for Kawowo Sports where he covers most of the major events.

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