The Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) executive director, Dorothy Kisaka has flagged off the teams for two upcoming national events; National ball game championships and the National Primary Schools Music, Dance and Drama Competition.
The flag off ceremony was held at the KCCA gardens in Kampala on Thursday.
In the ball games to be held in Masaka district, KCCA will be represented in three disciplines of Netball, Handball and Football while in the Music competitions, three school choirs; Buganda Road Primary School, Nakivubo Blue Primary School and Clever’s Origin will represent the city in Kyotera district.
Kisaka, who was in high spirits while addressing the children, asked them to be confident and represent the city with honour. She promised them total support from the authority.
“Go and make us proud. We are confident that you will win,” Kisaka said.
Kampala schools are no stranger to winning these competitions. In 2019 three of the city schools came the best in national music competitions.
She revealed that the government recognises the important role education and sports plays in the lives of the children and thus the focus on provisions of holistic education.
“Co-curricular activities improve performance, reduce school dropout and improve school retention. Thank you, teachers, for the work you have done to train these learners,” Kisaka said.
Kisaka was wowed by one of the school’s composition songs which was presented by Clever’s Origin School promoting birth registration.
“The right to birth registration is a real wow. Through music Dance and Drama, we are promoting awareness on birth registration and I’m so excited about you,” Kisaka said.
The Central Division Mayor, Salim Uhuru emphasized the value of sports ranging from fitness, character building, entertainment.
The acting director education and social service Charles Maginot said the teams have for the last one month been participating actively in these activities and are set to represent Kampala.
“These teams are not just going to participate. Buganda Road is going to defend the 2019 title,” Maginot said.