At least a total of 10 Members of Parliament hailing from Teso Sub Region have joined other Ugandan Legislator to defend the East African Inter-Parliamentary tittles.
In 2021, team Uganda raised the stakes at the East African Community Inter-Parliamentary Games in Arusha, Tanzania with a dominant posture that saw them attain multiple victories.
MP Phiona Nyamutoro (NRM, National Female Youth) had run away with two wins the 100m race and that of 200m, pulling impressive streaks against favourites, Kenya.
MP Gaffa Mbwatekamwa (NRM, Igara County West) also kinged the day with a win in the arduous 1,500m race, pulling a surprise on Kenya, with MP Julius Acon Bua (NRM, Otuke), an international athlete, coming second behind MP Mbwatekamwa, allowing the team to win the first strategic places ahead of Kenya and Tanzania.
MP Francis Zaake (NUP, Mityana Municipality), pulled a surprise on Kenya with a win in the 100m race (men), cementing Uganda’s dominance.
Team Uganda also on Friday, 10 December 2021 beat Burundi in the football and conceded a loss in volleyball at the hands of hosts Tanzania.
The football match that was held at the Moshi International School, Arusha Campus, saw Uganda win 2-0, in a game full of many chances that could have seen more scores for the team. While in volleyball, Uganda prevailed upon Tanzania in the first set 26 to 24, but the hosts took the second set at 29 to 27, the third at 25 to 16 and the fourth at 30 to 28, sealing team Uganda’s face in a competitive game high with adrenaline.
Teso MPs include; Stella Apolot Isodo (FDC) Ngora Woman MP, Peter Ogwang (NRM) Ngariam County. Alobo Joan Acom (FDC) Soroti City, Kaala Kevin Pallisa Woman MP, Atuto Jacinta (NRM) Kapelebyong Woman MP, Okiror Bosco (NRM) Usuk County, Patrick Aeku (NRM) Soroti County, Emigu Julius (FDC) Oceero County, Achayo Juliet Lodou (NRM) Ngora County, Amero Susan (Independent) Amuria Woman MP.
The team arrived aboard Uganda Airlines. Also Present is Speaker of Parliament Anita Among.
South Sudan will host the 6th East African Inter-Parliamentary Games this year. The tournaments are organized by EALA to create bond between the regional legislators from both Houses of Parliament in their respective countries.