Jessica Alupo, the minister of Education and Sports has written to the World Football government body FIFA declaring the Federation of Uganda Football Association-FUFA illegal.
In a July 16th letter, Alupo has invited FIFA for an urgent meeting on consultations over the legality of the Lawrence Mulindwa led FUFA.
In the letter, Alupo explains that she has received guidance from the solicitor general confirming that the current FUFA is illegal under the laws of Uganda.
She says that solicitor general notes that FUFA whose affiliation to FIFA in 1959 was supported by government of Uganda has been since 2009 operating as FUFA Ltd, a private company Ltd by guarantee which is inconsistent with the law.
She also explained that the incorporation of FUFA Ltd as a private company is contrary to the provisions of the National Council of Sports (NCS) Act Chapter 98.
Alupo says that owing to the legal advice by the solicitor general, government intends to take appropriate measures in public interest with the objective of improving the management of soccer in Uganda.
Alupo’s letter is copied to the Vice President, Principal Private Secretary to the President of Uganda, the Secretary General of the National Council of Sports, the State Minister in-charge of Sports and the Secretary General of the Confederation of African Football (CAF).
When contacted, FUFA’s Head of Media, Rogers Mulindwa said it is just a matter of time before all these issues are sorted out.