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Uganda is hosting this year’s East African Local Authorities Sports and Culture Association (EALASCA) Games in Kampala at the Mandela National Stadium, Namboole.

The regional games have not been held for the last two years due to organizational hitches forcing their cancellation last year in the last minute as Uganda were unable to host it.

According to cabinet meeting held yesterday at state house Entebbe, ministers resolved that the games which run from 2nd to 7th December, 2019 will enhance Regional Integration and Cohesion within the region and marketing sports as a way of promoting local tourism and cultural activities within the East African Community member countries.

The games will avail a platform where employees who include Policy Implementers and Legislature of Local Governments and Country Assemblies can share best practices.

“They will foster regional cooperation and goodwill and promote good management and governance in sports and cultural activities in the region.” reads in part of the statement released by government.

The games normally attract teams from Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi and Republic of Southern Sudan.