In typical African Statesman fashion, Uganda President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has promised that his government will put structures in place that will see athletes and footballers get awarded jobs that will see them get a constant pay just like any other public servant.
Museveni made this announcement in his speech as he hosted the team that represented Uganda in the All Africa Games team, at State House Nakesero-Kampala.
According to Museveni, the criteria for determining a person’s position will be linked to his performance in the sport or event.
As such an individual who wins a gold medal will be awarded better positions as compared to those who win a bronze.
Likewise, individuals who make it to the national team will be senior in the public service jobs awarded than those who simply excel in the local leagues.
Museveni sees this as credible way of 'supporting' the country’s sportsmen and women, for flying high the country’s flag.
Unlike his four counterparts in the East African region, Museveni has distinguished himself as the most conscious president when it comes to appreciation of sporting activity in his country.
On Friday 7 October, he personally went to wish the country’s
football team well as they prepared to take on Kenya’s Harambee Stars in an Africa
Cup of Nations qualification match.