David Emong has received the Shs30m reward promised to him by National Council of Sports (NCS) upon his Gold at the 2017 World Para Athletics Championships in London.

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 Hon. Charles Bakakabulindi, the state minister for sports, during NCS’ four-day team building retreat in eastern Uganda.

“I want to break the world record,” an elated Emong, a 1,500m T46 runner, said after receiving his reward in Kapchorwa.

On his part, Bakkabulindi said: “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.”
Emong, who hails from Amolatar in Northern Uganda, is currently training in Kapchorwa ahead of his next race in August.

The handover ceremony was attended by the Kapchorwa district leadership headed by the Resident District Commissioner Emma Rose Cherukut.

NCS started a reward system for excelling sportsmen and women. Commonwealth Games medalists Joshua Cheptegei, Stella Chesang, Mercyline Chelangat, Solomon Mutai and Juma Miiro shared a Shs100m prize last year.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019