NCS reward Emong with Shs30m for Gold

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By Abdul-Nasser Ssemugabi

Kampala. David Emong is hungry for more success that will match his Gold at the 2017 World Para Athletics Championships in London.
“I want to break the world record,” an elated Emong, a 1,500m T46 runner, said after receiving his reward from National Council of Sports (NCS) last week in Kapchorwa.

NCS delivered Shs30m, paid in two Bank of Baroda cheques with each bearing Shs15m, as an earlier promised reward for his success two years ago.
The reward was handed to him by Mr Charles Bakkabulindi, the state minister for sports, during NCS’ four-day team building retreat in eastern Uganda.

“This is a testament to a government that delivers on its promises and the more success you bring, the more you motivate us to find all means to improve sports in this country,” Bakkabulindi told the gathering at the district council hall.
Emong, who hails from Amolatar in Nothern Uganda, is currently training in Kapchorwa ahead of his next race in August.
“I am very happy that council has rewarded me though I would love that more parathletes get a chance to compete,” the 29-year old added.
The 2016 Olympic silver medalist is largely the only one representing the disabled athletes routinely.

The event was attended by the Kapchorwa district leadership headed by the Resident District Commissioner Emma Rose Cherukut.
In addition, the NCS team, led by board chairman Bosco Onyik and the acting general secretary Dr Patrick Bernard Ogwel, handed over Shs10m to the district leadership to boost sports in a region famous for long distance athletics.
Onyik spoke with pride in regard to visiting a place where success is almost guaranteed.
“It’s good and often easy to go see people whom you know are disciplined and working hard to raise Uganda’s flag. I come here with pride and delight,” Onyik noted.

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