At such a momentous time when Uganda joins the rest of the world to celebrate the international women’s day, Vice President of the Uganda Sports Press Association (USPA), Ritah Aliguma has challenged all Ugandan sportsmen to ‘come out of the shell’.

Officiating at the USPA monthly assembly held at Scarlet Hall, Imperial Royale Hotel in Kampala, Aliguma noted;

I urge the brilliant women not to only wait to be placed but to rise up and grab the opportunities available

Aliguma pointed on the role men ought to play in this noblecause;

It remains a 50-50 scenario.

Many women have proved they can do better.

Better still, men should support the ladies in whatever task they undertake

She was particularly keen about the international women’s day campaign where she pledged parity.

In the same vein, USPA recognized world’s number seven woodball player, Lillian Zawedde for winning the Nile Special / USPA month of February 2016 award.

Zawedde was exceptional during the 7th edition of the Korea International open.

Zawedde’s feat is a timely triumph meaning women are doing a lot more if they are recognized.

The fact that she beat off stiff competition that involved another lady (badminton player, Shamim Bangi) explains what women are doing in sport today

Aliguma is the first serving vice president of the Uganda Sports Press Association to the executive headed by Sabiti Muwanga.

USPA is an association that brings together all the sports journalists in Uganda from the print and electronic world.

Besides encouraging and recognizing exceling sportsmen, USPA is also tasked with several Social Corporate Responsibility (SCR) tasks and other community based activities such as blood donation, road safety campaigns, among others.

Of late, USPA partnered with the corporate league to reach out to a number of corporate companies and preach the SCR cause.

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

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