Parliament of Uganda starts with emphatic wins
Parliament of Uganda teams kicked off the 10th East African Community inter-parliamentary games with victories in netball, volleyball and football.
The inter-parliamentary games were flagged off on Sunday, with the first competitive matches played on Monday 9 December 2019.
In netball played at the Lugogo Indoor Stadium, Uganda the defending champions beat Burundi 68 – 11.
Former Leader of the Opposition, Hon Winfred Kiiza and Hon Sarah Babirye Kityo led the scoring for the Uganda side.
The ladies volleyball team also triumphed over Burundi winning by 3 sets to nil.
In the men’s volleyball, Uganda defeated Burundi by three sets to nil.
At the St Mary’s Stadiufm in Kitende where football was played, Hon Mohammed Nsereko (Ind., Kampala Central) scored Uganda’s solitary goal against Burundi.
In the later game, the East African Legislative Assembly beat Kenya 2-1.In the other results, Tanzania ladies defeated Kenya 29 – 23 in netball, Kenya’s men volleyball defeated Tanzania by three sets to one and the Kenya ladies volleyball team beat EALA three sets to nil.
The games played under the theme: “EAC one spirit, one destiny – Strengthening Integration through 10 years of Inter-Parliamentary Games” will see the teams compete in other disciplines like athletics, basketball, tug of war, golf and darts.
This year’s games have attracted the national parliaments of Tanzania, Kenya, Burundi, Uganda and EALA, the regional assembly.
Kampala Central MP. Muhammad Nsereko (centre) celebrates with teammates Odonga Otto (left) and Hamson Obua after netting against Burundi in the EAC inter-parliamentary games on Monday 9 December 2019