Kadaga summons Janet Museveni over $10,000 Promise to Cranes Players

Kadaga summons Janet Museveni over $10,000 Promise to Cranes Players

By Serestino Tusingwire

The speaker of the Parliament Hon. Rebecca Kadaga has summoned the ministry of Education and Sports headed by Janet Museveni to explain why the Shs33M promise to cranes players was not fulfilled.

The speaker also wants to know whether the promise was made by government or supporters.

“I heard this rumour that the Cranes team members were promised to be given $10, 000 and were only given $1, 000 and am really concerned,” Kadaga noted.

“We demand that the Ministry of Education and Sports comes and explains to the house the whereabouts of the pledge whether it was made by government or supporters,”

Kadaga said this in Wednesday’s plenary sitting while reacting to a motion by the shadow minister of Sports, Allan Sewanyana discussing the poor performance registered by the country in the recently concluded Rio Olympics in Brazil.

FUFA promised to give $10,000 (Shs33M) to each member of the national football team if they beat Comoros to qualify for AFCON 2017.

The promise was made by FUFA president Eng. Moses Magogo at a dinner, a few days to the match; however after the match, FUFA informed players that they will be paid at a later date and received part of their normal winning bonuses.

The parliament is set to have a party with the national team players on Tuesday next week as a tribute to their historical victory to qualify AFCON after a 38year jinx.

“Am aware of the motion seeking to pay tribute to the Cranes and we shall host them on them on Tuesday,” she confirmed.