Athletes’ disappearance speaks volumes about us 

Julius Ssekitoleko, 20, was tracked down in Japan on last week, several days after he fled from an Olympic training camp. PHOTO/COURTESY

What you need to know:

The issue: 
Athletes disappearance
Our view:  
We all know why they do so. The push factors here are defined by the lack of economic opportunity.
In addition, the notion that there are greener pastures in first world or second world countries is a distinct reason why Ssekitoleko and many others do what they do.

Once every four years, elite Ugandan sportsmen and women get a chance to compete with the best at the Summer Olympics.
For all that we may lack as a country, sports is known to be an equaliser in many ways. You may need resources to go to the best school or hospital.


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