Gov’t explains why UBC failed to air AFCON games

By Ritah Kemigisa.

The minister of state for sports Charles Bakabulindi has faced a rough time explaining why the public broadcaster UBC failed to air the ongoing AFCON matches.

Speaking during this afternoon’s plenary, Bakabulindi said much as  the  Confederation of African Football (CAF) and Africa Union of Broadcasters (AUB) had allowed UBC to air the first two games, the Uganda and  Egypt match could not be aired because government failed to pay the shillings 1 billion needed for broadcasting rights.

His response was after the shadow sports minister Allan Sewanyana demanded to know why UBC failed to air AFCON games.

The finance minister for planning David Bahati however said government could not avail the Funds because it was too late.

The speaker of parliament Rebecca kadaga has however ruled that government is entirely to blame since it could not prepare enough.