By Uspa Media
The National Council of Sports (NCS) Chairman Dr. Donald Rukare has urged Sports associations to emulate the Federation of Motorsport Clubs of Uganda (FMU) and present evidence based proposals to attract corporate partners.
Rukare made the advice yesterday at silver springs hotel where FMU signed an open partnership with Development Infrastructure (DI) limited that provided 15acres of land to construct a world motorsport track.
“I congratulate FMU towards this great partnership and I urge federations to have evidence based analysis in their proposals to attract partners,” Rukare noted.
“Setting up world class facilities help in nurturing and growth of talents in the region and country,” he added.
The project to cost between USD2-3m will host all motorsport disciplines including motorcycling, rallying, drifting and vintage.
According to DI managing director Joel Aita, work on phase I of the facility will start as soon as the FMU provides the technical design.
“We are proud to be associated with FMU. Arua has a big number of the youth and just as we are finalizing Arua Hill sports centre we shall also upgrade the motorsport track to international standards,” Aita Said.
The company is in the final stages of completing Arua Hill Sports Stadium that will also have international standard residential apartments and hotel.
He added that facilities will later have the extension of hotels, swimming pools, gym and other recreation facilities.
Dipu Ruparelia, the FMU president affirmed his executives’ commitment to grow the sport.
“We shall roll out the sport country wide, bring partners on board and stay transparent,” Ruparelia said.
“Taking the sport west Nile is aimed at capturing the young generation in the region to boast the fan base and also execution of our manifesto,” He added.
Federation marketing committee member Amos Wekesa added that the facility will stimulate business in the west Nile region City leading growth of tourism, establishment of hotels, restaurants, Night clubs, breweries and beverages companies thus creating jobs for the youth.