WAZALENDO SACCO SUPPORTS SPORTS
Today 3rd September 23
Wazalendo Savings and Credit Cooperative Society (WSACCO) has donated sports uniforms and balls to 19 football teams and 12 netball teams that are participating in the 15th edition of the Chief of Defence Forces (CDF’s) Cup hosted by 2 Infantry Division in Mbarara City. The tournament commenced on 3rd September 2023.
While flagging off the tournament, the acting 2 Infantry Division Commander Brig Gen Paul Muhanguzi who represented the Chief of Defence Forces Gen Wilson Mbadi , commended the UPDF leadership for choosing 2 Infantry Division to host this year’s tournament. He also thanked the Directorate of Education and sports for the efforts put to prepare for tournament and he encouraged players to maintain discipline.
Brig Muhanguzi further appreciated the sponsors of the games including the WSACCO for the support extended to ensure the success of the tournament.
Muhanguzi emphasized the importance of sports and games in promoting fitness in the UPDF as well as ensuring teamwork, team spirit and also providing a platform for identifying and developing talent in the UPDF.
The Mayor of Mbarara city his worship Robert Kakyebezi appreciated the UPDF leadership and the Commander in Chief of the armed forces HE YK Museveni for professionalizing the UPDF and promoting good working relationship between the civilians and the UPDF.
The Director of Finance and Administration WSACCO Lt Col Yusufu Magero Buha who delivered the sports gear on behalf of the CEO Col Joseph Freddy Onata noted that the basis for the donation is to give back to the UPDF who constitute the bulk of WSACCO membership.
” The main purpose for the establishment of WSACCO is to improve the soldiers’ welfare. We believe that sports contributes to welfare through promoting fitness and health. We therefore make this contribution with that in mind”. Buha stressed
Buha also thanked the members for choosing WSACCO as a center for their financial solutions.
He informed the members and the general public that WSACCO leadership has come up with innovations such as real estate that will enable members to aquire affordable and reliable pieces of land to change their wellbeing .
The launch of the games was attended by among others senior leaders Mbarara District and Mbarara City, Directors from UPDF Headquarter and the generalpublic.