The Uganda Peoples Defence Forces-UPDF Spokesperson Brigadier Flavia Byekwaso has also shown interest in the position of Vice President. Byekwaso will contest with Annet Kisomose, the current Secretary of the Federation.
The Uganda Netball Federation will elect the new executive on June
Some of the contestants include Sarah Babirye, Christine Nampijja
and Jocelyn Uchanda the She Cranes manager who are vying for the President
of the Federation which is currently held by Suzan Anek.
The Uganda Peoples Defence Forces-UPDF Spokesperson Brigadier
Flavia Byekwaso has also shown interest in the position of Vice President.
Byekwaso will contest with Annet Kisomose, the current Secretary of the
Brigadier Byekwaso says she is interested in opening up academies
for the girls that participate in netball like it is in Football.
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Uchanda who is vying for Presidency says she is interested in attracting sponsors
to support the Federation and the National team.
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Other positions include Vice President Technical in which Richard Muhumuza and
Denis Mpoza have expressed interest in the position. The position of treasurer
is being contested by Hajji Yusuf Kamuregeya and Aida Kibedi while Media and Publicity
have Yahaya Ssengabi and Florence Nakamya.
The elections faced a setback earlier in February
when delegates who had gathered at Uganda Hockey pitch in Lugogo for the Annual
General assembly expected to vote for their new leaders, however, the
incumbent Executive led by Anek rejected calls from delegates to step down
claiming that their term of office had not expired.
Anek was re-elected for a third term in November 2017, an election that had
been pushed from February that year because Uganda was hosting the 2017 Africa
Netball Championships. Now Anek, said she was elected in November 2017, her
term is supposed to end in November 2021.
However, the delegates and members of the Executive Board later agreed that
elections will be held on June 5 2021 and the executive will hand over to the
new executive in August.