President Yoweri Museveni and First Lady Janet Museveni, who is also the minister of Education and Sports, with Uganda’s representatives to the Commonwealth games after a luncheon at State House Entebbe on April 22, 2018. (Photo Credit: PPU)
President Yoweri Museveni and First Lady Janet Museveni, who is also the minister of Education and Sports, with Uganda’s representatives to the Commonwealth games after a luncheon at State House Entebbe on April 22, 2018. (Photo Credit: PPU)

Telco firm; MTN Uganda on Tuesday announced they will on 26th Thursday April 2018, host the Uganda Athletics Team to a special homecoming dinner congratulating them for their spectacular performance at the concluded 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia – that saw the team win three gold, one sliver, and two bronze medals.

“We’re extremely proud to be part of this success. We applaud the team for their hard work and efforts – this is why we are hosting them to this homecoming dinner,” MTN Uganda Sponsorship and Events Manager Mr. John Paul Okwi said in a media brief.

Valery Okecho, MTN Uganda Corporate Communications Manager, was reflective about the support given by the telco towards athletics in Uganda.

“MTN Uganda has been a proud partner of the Uganda Athletics Federation for the last 14 years supporting various events & activities including team selection and training. Just last month, MTN Uganda provided a befitting flag off for Team Uganda at a breakfast hosted at MTN Towers before they left for the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia. It is now time to celebrate them,” he said.

“We look forward to the event hosted by MTN Uganda who have been firm supporters of the UAF activities. It is thanks to such efforts that we are able to improve our competitiveness in Ugandan athletics,” said Timothy Masaba; Administrator at the Uganda Athletics Federation.

Earlier, H.E President Museveni hosted the winners Joshua Cheptegei, Stella Chesang, Mercyline Chelangat, Solomon Mutai and Juma Miiro, among others to a state dinner at State House Entebbe to congratulate the team. The Ugandan Parliament as well came out to honour the team.

On the other, according to reports by The Independent Uganda, the Inspector General of Police Martin Okoth Ochola promoted  eleven Uganda police athletes that represented Uganda at the games in Australia. In his remarks, Ochola commended the athletes for rising Uganda’s high.