Kampala Central MP. Muhammad Nsereko (centre) celebrates with teammates

Uganda starts with emphatic wins in EAC inter-parliamentary games

By our reporter

Parliament of Uganda teams kicked off the 10th East African Community (EAC) inter-parliamentary games with victories in netball, volleyball and football.

The inter-parliamentary games began on Sunday, with the first competitive matches played yesterday.

In netball played at the Lugogo Indoor Stadium, Uganda the defending champions beat Burundi 68 – 11.

Former Leader of the Opposition, MP Winfred Kiiza and MP Sarah Babirye Kityo led the scoring for the Uganda side.

The ladies volleyball team also triumphed over Burundi winning by 3 sets to nil.

In the men’s volleyball, Uganda defeated Burundi by three sets to nil.

At the St Mary’s Stadium in Kitende where football was played, Kampala Central MP, Mohammed Nsereko scored Uganda’s solitary goal against Burundi.

In the later game, the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) beat Kenya 2-1.

In the other results, Tanzania ladies defeated Kenya 29 – 23 in netball, Kenya’s men volleyball defeated Tanzania by three sets to one and the Kenya ladies volleyball team beat EALA three sets to nil.

The games played under the theme: “EAC one spirit, one destiny – Strengthening Integration through 10 years of Inter-Parliamentary Games” will see the teams compete in other disciplines like athletics, basketball, tug of war, golf and darts.

This year’s games have attracted the national parliaments of Tanzania, Kenya, Burundi, Uganda and EALA, the regional assembly.