UCA on road to conform with Sports Act

For the first time in the history of the Uganda Cricket Association (UCA), its elective assembly will take place after February

Tuesday February 16 2016

UCA chairman Mwami (R) and CEO Justine

UCA chairman Mwami (R) and CEO Justine Ligyalingi are working to ensure UCA operate within NCS regulations. PHOTO By EDDIE CHICCO 

By INNOCENT NDAWULA

KAMPALA. For the first time in the history of the Uganda Cricket Association (UCA), its elective assembly will take place after February.


And whereas such an occurrence has ruffled many feathers within the fraternity, outgoing UCA chairman Richard Mwami insists that they must look at the big picture.


“I am a busy man and I will be travelling a lot to help my company (EzeeMoney) grow as an entity. But we don’t want to hand over power when things are not right,” said Mwami, who has served as boss for the last four years.
“During our Special General Assembly on February 6 at Lugogo, we could not discuss any matter going forward because we are not legal. We are not aligned within the requirements of the 2014 National Council of Sports (NCS) regulations and we issued a notice of statutory change within 30 days as stipulated.”


Lawyers Dunstan Nsubuga Kamunvi, Fred Mpanga, Nicholas Kebba and Jeremy Kibuukamusoke, who is also the association’s secretary, averted any looming chaos by advising that UCA first sort out with NCS before the assembly can be held.


“It is a good thing that everyone in the assembly understands that we need to first be recognised by NCS,” says UCA CEO Justine Ligyalingi.


“Our learned friends (read lawyers) intervened and guided us there. Now the secretary has called for another SGM on March 12, which will be a vital step in our roadmap to ensure UCA conforms with NCS and set a date for the elective AGM.”


Previously, UCA was registered as a limited company and according to the new NCS Sports Act, it must either be a trusteeship or a non-governmental organisation body.
“We have opted to register it as a trusteeship,” says Mwami, also a former national top-order batsman.
“After the SGM in March, we will provide for 21 days for the women clubs to pick their delegate to the board as well as the eight men’s clubs to appoint representatives to the new board from which the new chairman will be voted.” Each of the eight voting clubs will nominate one member to constitute the new-look board.

AGENDA - MARCH 12
l Registration of delegates and determination of quorum.
l Dissolution of Uganda Cricket Association Limited.
l Adoption of a trust complying with the National Council of Sports statutory requirements.
l Appointment of Trustees.
l Confirmation of Annual General Meeting date.

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