KAMPALA – The 3rd Edition of the Uganda – France friendship week starting 16th – 23rd March is in full gear as all the parties concerned show excitement.
There was a presser held at the French Embassy on Monday 25th, where the media was invited to take them through a series of activities lined up.
On 23rd March the Ugandan Rugby team will have a match between the French Pacific Military team in XV aside at the Kyadondo Rugby grounds to promote sports values with the Olympic Committee in Uganda.
“Last year we built two all-weather courts at Kibuli Police Primary School and Nakivubo Blue primary school that are used for Basketball, Netball, Mini football and volley ball. This great phenome has had significant impact in the lives of the pupils and the communities around and has boosted the sports. We have provided balls, jerseys, equipment among others. Sports is very important in the body mind experience and Uganda has won gold medals with minimum facilities and working on more facilities will enable you to get to higher places ” said H.E Stephanie Rivoal French Ambassador to Uganda.
She further thanked the sponsors that have come on board for the last 2 years and encouraged they never give up on this this partnership.
“On behalf of the Olympic Committee we believe that sports has a unifying value between Uganda and France. The 3rd Version exemplifies respect, friendship and collaboration as we look forward to 23rd March and also the Olympic games that will be held in Paris 2024 ” Said Donald Rukare , Secretary General of the Uganda Olympic Committee .
“The match is going to bring a big crowd from all over and this can only be done by Rugby as we compete with the Pacific Military team in a 15 A side game”. Said Andrew Owor President Uganda Rugby Union.
The Uganda – France Friendship week has attracted corporate bodies that include; Mestil Hotel, Total, Bollore Logistics , AGS, Kabira Country Club, Camusat, Sogea Satom, Hima Cement , Property Services Limited , Africell, Brussels Airlines , Airbus , Engie ,CIS , THALES , Barclays Bank among others.
The match will be climaxed by a music concert organised by Talent Africa featuring cream de la cream of Uganda’s artists like Cindy, Beenie Gunter, Eddy Kenzo, King Saha, Lydia Jasmine, Fik Fameica, Vinka, Tabuflo among others.