Cheptegei stresses that they have since suspended construction works at the facility and instead shifted their energies in reaching out to the well wishers, who will raise both funds and technical support to ensure that the facility is constructed in comformity to world class athletics standards.
The selected team was chosen after posting impressive results in the Source of the Nile Half Marathon Competitions held in Jinja this morning. The run attracted 138 athletes from 22 athletics clubs all over the country.
The clinics are aimed at sensitizing secondary school students on opportunities available in the sport. The Embassy has contributed uniforms, baseball bats, balls and moemy to facilitate both local and foreign coaches to operate these clinics in the districts of Arua, Jinja and Luwero.
The Inspector General of Police IGP Okoth Ochola announced that the Special Police Constables SPC who include Joshua Cheptegei, Stella Chesang and their coach Benjamin Longiros, will move from the rank of Police Constable to the to the rank of Inspector of Police IP.
Dominic Otuchet, President of the Uganda Athletics Federation UAF told URN on Monday that the government has released the money for early preparations before the event takes place on March 23 at the Kololo Ceremonial Grounds.