For the past 22 months, the public has been highly speculative about the audited books of accounts for the Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA).
A lot has been said, done and heard as regards the financial stand of the federation, many of whom, including a former top Executive Member (Mariam Kaliga) allege millions have been swindled in the interest of individuals.
But, the 91st FUFA Ordinary General Assembly offered that long awaited platform, where the audited federation books of accounts for the past 18 (not 22 months) were presented before 58 out of the total 86 number of delegates expected in the august house.
FUFA finance director, Decolas Kizza read to the extremely attentive members and the gallery at the assembly the figures curtailing the income in-flow and expenses in all the activities undertaken.
Taking up to the floor, Kizza stated in his opening remarks;
I am here to present the audited books of accounts for FUFA in the last 18 months
FUFA generated Ugx 4,510,088,293 from CAF, FIFA and Government grants, of which Ugx 1,905,013,698 was the local opening income.
It was also learnt FUFA spent at least Ugx 596,058,025 on youth football, women football, technical development, refereeing, medical, Futsal and beach soccer, planning and administration and on infrastructure.
In the same vein, a representative from KAL associates, the official auditor for the books of FUFA, a one Kayondo used the platform to warn the suspended FUFA member (Mariam Kaliga) about the statements of defamation she uttered intend to soil the image of the company before he was restrained by the FUFA president.
Meanwhile, Kizza released the projected budget for the coming year.
At least Ugx 9,520,852,000 is the estimated expenditure in the year 2016 with Ugx 9,542,400,000 the estimated incomes.
The incomes were generated from Government, CAF and FIFA grants, FIFA member Association grants, FIFA financial Assistance programme, FIFA Live your goals, FIFA Women football support and FIFA refereeing programme grant
No delegate filed in time to discuss about the presented budget and audited financial report.
Vipers Sports Club chairperson, Thadius Kitandwe’s efforts to make a presentation about the presented audited report hit a dead end because he was ruled out of order since he had not notified the assembly through the CEO, Edgar Watson two months ago.
In the estimated budget for the up-coming year, referee’s match allowances have been increased from Ugx 70,000 to Ugx 120,000.
Perhaps, the referees have outstanding arrears that date as far back as the last three years as highlighted by one delegate, Ayub Khalifa.
How can you say you have added on the amount to be earned by referees yet they still demand a lot of money
The assembly also heard the FUFA president’s activity report highlighting the activities the federation has undertaken for the past one year.
The state of suspended executive member, Mariam Kaliga remains until the sitting of the next general assembly.
Meanwhile, FUFA bid farewell to the former legal committee chairperson, Alex Luganda, who resigned his position citing a busy work schedule.
Break Down of 18 months Expenses (Figures in Ug.shs):
Youth Football: 189,680,000
Women Football: 119,930,000
Technical Development: 15,000,000
Futsal and Beach soccer: 30,020,000
Planning and Administration: 79,014,635
Sub Total: 596,058,025
Guinea, Ghana away and Togo Home games: 150,000,000
Mauritania and Rwanda U-17: 344,430,000
Togo away: 350,000,000
Incomes (Figures in Ug.shs)
CAF Grants: 763,060,375
FIFA Grants: 997,584,220
Government Grants: 844,430,000
Local Operating Income: 1,905,013,698
Total Income: 4,510,088,293
Total Estimated Expenses for 2016: 9,520,852,000
Total Estimated Incomes for 2016: 9,542,400,000