Uganda Athletics Federation President, Dominic Otuchet (left) being interviewed by the media Credit: © Kawowo Sports | DAVID ISABIRYE
Dominic Otuchet (left) being interviewed by journalists after his re-election for another four year term in office as UAF President Credit: © Kawowo Sports | DAVID ISABIRYE

After embarking on his third term in office, Uganda Athletics Federation (UAF) President, Dominic Otuchet has set his agenda for the next four years in office clear.

In the next four years in office, I will front capacity building among other things.

I want to have as many coaches trained as possible.

The great athletes are made by good coaches who spend the best time with them in training sessions.

Otuchet will steer the Uganda Athletics Federation (UAF) for the third consecutive term in office until December 2022.

The Amuria district delegate was elected unopposed last Saturday at the Uganda Olympic Committee (UOC) head offices in Kampala.

He takes on another 4 year tenure since 2010 when he took over from Daniel Tamwesigire.

[/media-credit] Uganda Athletics Federation (UAF) Delegates with invited guests from Uganda Olympic Committee and National Council of Sports Credit: © Kawowo Sports | DAVID ISABIRYE

Consolidating Achievements:

Otuchet believes this fresh in office will also be used to consolidate on what has been achieved over the years, and in the same vein, correcting what had failed.

It is time to consolidate what has been achieved and at the same time to perfect what went amess in the previous term

Eight three (83) out of the 90 expected delegates attended the assembly whose elections were presided over by city lawyer, Kenneth Kitakiro, also the Chief Executive Officer of Africa Alliance.

This elective assembly was also attended by the Assistant General Secretary, National Council of Sports (NCS) as well as the president of Uganda Swimming Federation and official of Uganda Olympic Committee, Dr. Don Rukare.

Under Otuchet’s second term, Uganda successfully bid and won to host  the 2017 IAAF World Cross Country Championships at Kololo ceremonial independence play grounds.

He has also planned the building of the federation home with offices, construction of regional training centers, empowerment of regions and improved close relations with the media fraternity.

[/media-credit] Some members on the Uganda Athletics Federation in a prayer session at UOC offices in Kampala Credit: © Kawowo Sports | DAVID ISABIRYE

Other posts:

Peter Owori Okoth and Lawrence Kavuma were retained as the Vice Presidents in charge of Technical and administration respectively.

Beatrice Ayikoru will once again serve as the General Secretary with Apollo Musheru as the assistant general secretary.

David Namayo Mawerere bounced back as the publicity secretary edging Bosco Okello Ewjiewji by 57 to 28 votes.

Faustino Kiwa is the organizing secretary whilst Gaston Baguma takes over the delicate treasurer’s role.

Baguma beat Charles Acamfa 67 to 16 votes.

The new term in office takes immediate effect till 2022.

[/media-credit] Uganda Athletics Federation Executive Committee for the term 2018-2022 Credit: © Kawowo Sports | DAVID ISABIRYE

Uganda Athletics Federation Executive Committee (2018-2022)

  • President: Dominic Otuchet
  • Vice President (Administration): Lawrence Kavuma
  • Vice President (Technical): Peter Owori Okoth
  • General Secretary: Beatrice Ayikoru
  • Assistant General Secretary: Apollo Musheru
  • Publicity Secretary: David Namayo Mawerere
  • Organizing Secretary: Faustino Kiwa
  • Treasurer: Gaston Baguma

Regional Representatives:

  • South Western: Charles Karuma
  • North East: Anna Edatu Orono
  • Central 1: Nailis Bigingo
  • Central 2: John Bosco Masiko
  • North: James Abudda
  • West Nile: Flavio Passculatto
  • West: Barbra Assimwe
  • Mid East: Nathan Mujongola
  • Eastern: Nathan Chemusto

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

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