FMU set up committee to look into wrangles
Posted Tuesday, March 19 2013 at 02:00
The Freedom City Rally was marred by controversy
The governing body of motorsport in the country, Federation of Motorsports clubs in Uganda (FMU), has set up a three-man committee to look into the fall-out between drivers after the SMS Freedom City Challenge Rally two weeks ago.
Veteran sports administrators Jack Wavamunno, Frank Nekusa and David Mayanja have been given powers to look into two issues - Omar Mayanja’s petition of Ponsiano Lwakataka having two time cards and John Consta’s allegations of a crew of ‘placing’ stones in the route.
Wavamunno confirmed to Daily Monitor about the formation of the committee. “We have received the terms of reference and we are still collecting the necessary documents regarding the cases,” Wavamunno, a former FMU president said.
Meanwhile, Team Consta held a press conference to clarify their position regarding their future.
Tezra Namarome, the team manager, clarified that they are not withdrawing from the sport but suspending their participation until the FMU committee investigate the incident to a satisfactory level.
“It is not our intention to quit rallying or move to Rwanda or Kenya as our detractors are spreading propaganda. However, we have plans of driving ARC events in Rwanda, Tanzania and Kenya as we did last season,” she explained.
The team also hit out at Lwakataka, a one Elly Salongo - who claimed to represent FMU - and Shafiq Male. Team Consta say the three went to Race Mart Motors and used force to enter and take pictures of Consta’s car.