Federation Internationale De L’Automobile (FIA) president Jean Todt is set to visit Uganda on Tuesday, 27th February.
Also the UN Special Envoy for Road Safety, Todt will be in the country on a three day visit in Uganda to review the Road Safety Performance (RSP) report that will be launched by the Minister of Works and Transport Monica Azuba Ntege.
Todt will also meet Motorsport heads in Uganda; Dusman Okee (Federation of Motorsports of clubs of Uganda) and John Mutenda (Automobile association Uganda).
The two leaders will host Todt to a dinner meeting on Thursday.
FMU President Okee shared with Kawowo Sports the plans for Todt’s visit.
“We initially wanted him to be part of our annual awards. But according to his schedule, time may not permit him.
“We shall invite all our Pearl Rally sponsors to have dinner with us and the President. This will be one way of appreciating them for the support rendered. And besides many of them have been big stakeholder of road safety,” he added.
Promoting the buggy championship is another concern that will be fronted to Todt.
“By priority during this meeting we will be discussing about promoting the cross cars (buggy) championship.
“Buggies has been proved to be the easy and cheapest way to venture someone into streamline Motorsport. It’s being promoted now even at the FIA level.”
“I will discuss with him about this project we have embarked on. We are planning to promote the championship countrywide. I have already talked to builders to have more buggies for both seniors and juniors,” he added.
Jean Todt will before his visit to Uganda launch the WRC Safari Headquarters in Kenya on Monday.
Todt last visited Uganda in 2015 when he attended the Confederation of Africa countries in Motorsports meeting.